Transgender woman fatally stabbed, body left behind abandoned West Side building

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A transgender woman who was found dead with stab wounds late Wednesday in the West Garfield Park neighborhood is believed to have been killed by a person she was arguing with, according to a statement from Chicago police.

At 9:28 p.m., the 31-year-old was with a male inside an abandoned building in the 4500 block of West Adams, police said. As a disagreement between them flared up, he proceeded to stab her and then leave her body in the backyard of the building.

She was identified as Ciara Minaj Carter on Thursday by Casey Callich with the Howard Brown Health Center.

Carter was pronounced dead at the scene, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy Thursday found she died of multiple sharp force injuries and her death was ruled a homicide.

Area North detectives were investigating.

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