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Police: Transgender woman found dead at Maryland Red Roof Inn

Police: Transgender found dead at Maryland Red Roof Inn. (Photo courtesy of ABC7)

Detectives continue to investigate an adult found dead in a hotel room at a Red Roof Inn Saturday in Rockville, the Montgomery County Police Department said.

Police said on Monday that the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled the death a homicide.

Police identified the victim as a 22-year old transgender woman known as Keyonna, whose legal documents listed her name as Kenneth Anthony Blakeney.

Police say Keyonna may have been engaging in prostitution at the Inn.

Court records show that an individual with the same name was arrested on April 3 in Prince George's County for a third degree sex offense. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for April 29.

Keyonna died from trauma to the upper body, according to police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Crimes Division at (240) 773-5700.

This story has been updated, Tuesday, April 19, 2016



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