A transgender woman missing for three days was found shot to death in Macon on Tuesday afternoon. Candace Towns, 30, was last seen alive on Saturday and was reported missing on Sunday. She becomes the 25th transgender person murdered in the U.S. this year according to the Human Rights Campaign.
The Telegraph reports that just before 4 p.m. Tuesday, someone called 911 to report a body at the end of a driveway on Rosecrest Avenue. WMAZ says it was a public works crew that made the call. The incident is being investigated as a homocide.
Towns had a previous brush with violence in July 2009 when she was reportedly shot in the ankle a block or two from where her body was found Tuesday.