Transgender woman Erykah Tijerina was found dead in her apartment in El Paso, Texas, on Monday, KFOX14 reports. Tijerina was 36.
Police discovered Tijerina’s body and identified her by her gender and name assigned at birth, Eric, but family told KFOX14 that Tijerina went by Erykah.
A police officer who entered the apartment discovered “obvious signs of foul play,” according to KFOX14. Police began their homicide investigation Monday night and have remained on the scene since.