A transgender woman found on a New York City sidewalk with a severe head injury has died 10 days after an apparent assault.
The 59-year-old woman, who has not been identified, was found on Seventh Avenue, by West 29th Street, in Manhattan on April 25. She was unconscious with a head trauma and taken to Bellevue Hospital. She died Thursday, police said.
While police told the New York Daily News that they are still investigating whether or not a crime took place, police sources told NBC New York that they are looking into the woman’s death as a homicide. No suspects have been identified, but police said her injuries were not from a fall or self-inflicted.
An autopsy will be conducted to officially determine her cause of death.
Earlier this year, three transgender women of color were killed in one month in Louisiana.