The body of Candace Towns, a 30-year-old trans woman, was found at the top of a hill close to where she was then currently living.

Bibb County sheriff’s Lt. Randy Gonzalez said Towns was reported missing Sunday and was last seen alive Saturday.

Towns had been fatally shot dead.

Bibb County Chief Deputy Coroner Lonnie Miley said Towns’ family said she had been staying at a Hotel. Miley said he was sure the death was a homicide.

Friends and family hugged each other and sobbed as a hearse arrived with a crime scene unit.

“If I needed anything she would give it to me. She would give me the clothes off her back,”

Friends gathered close to where her body lay in shock of her death.

“I just don’t know who would want to do something like this to a good friend of mine, but I hope whoever did this, I hope God doesn’t have mercy on your soul, baby.”

Towns made another report in July 2009 when she was reportedly shot in the ankle, a block or two from where her body was found Tuesday.

Candace Towns will be the 25th Transwoman Murdered in the USA which is the deadliest year ever reported for the US Trans Community.

In further disappointing news, the County Police misgendered and consistently referenced her ‘lifestyle’ as a basis of her death.


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