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Is There A Serial Killer Targeting Transgender Women In Baltimore City?

Mia Henderson, Kevin Long
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On June 3 at 6:26am, a transgender woman was found stabbed to death in a field near Cold Stream Park Elementary - Middle School in the 1400 block of Fillmore Street in Northeast Baltimore. Forty year old Ricky Carlos Hall of the 4000 block of Raymonn Avenue, also known as Kandy Hall, was described by family members as a sweet person. Court records show that she had been arrested twice in 2010 for prostitution.

Now, a second transgender woman has been found murdered in a northwest Baltimore alley. On Wednesday just before 6am, officers from the Baltimore Warrant Apprehension Task Force were serving a warrant in an unrelated case and discovered the body of 26 year old Kevin Bailey Long in the 3400 block of Piedmont Avenue near Lake Ashburton. Kevin, who identified herself as Mia Henderson, suffered "severe trauma". Mia is NBA player Reggie Bullock's half brother. Reggie Bullock was a first round draft pick last year for the L.A. Clippers. He posted this emotional tweet on Twitter about his brother, 'All I can say is my brother showed me how to live your OWN LIFE. Love you so much man. Gone but not forgotten.'

Originally from North Carolina, Mia had been living with relatives in Baltimore. Court records show that Mia also has been arrested twice for prostitution and neighbors say the alley off of Garrison Boulevard is a well known spot for prostitution and drug use.

Although detectives have no motive in either murder case and have made no connections between the two cases, Baltimore city's transgender community is getting very concerned and anxious.

"I'm sure our community is being targeted. That's not even new." Monica Yorkman, a leader in Baltimore's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community commented.

Mary Chirico, who counsels people in Baltimore's transgender community says she's worried there's a serial killer out there.

Police are urging the public to come forward if they have any information on these two homicides. Anyone with information is urged to call the Homicide Division at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866- 7LOCKUP where you can remain anonomous and receive an award of up to $2000.