Mesha Caldwell, a well-known hairstylist and make-up artist in her community, was found shot to death in Mississippi’s Madison County.
Caldwell is the the first transgender person to be reported murdered in the US in 2017.
Caldwell, 41, was found on a county road just outside the Canton city limits on Wednesday (4 January), according to Mississippi Now..
‘I really don’t know why somebody would want to kill her,’ friend Mary Young told Indentities.Mic.
Caldwell had attended Jackson State University and Canton Public High School, according to her Facebook page.