Police discovered the body of 31-year-old Dana Martin in an abandoned vehicle near Montgomery on January 6. She died of a fatal gunshot wound.
Preliminary information is sketchy at best, and the case remains under investigation. Early information suggests Martin died near the site where police found her body. Law enforcement also misgendered her as male in their first reports.
Statistically speaking, transgender women face a far-higher likelihood of becoming victims of violence and murder. According to the Human Rights Campaign, at least 26 transgender people were murdered in 2018.