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HORRORS – Burnt Torso Left On Side Of Road Identified As That Of Missing Detroit Transgender Teen

Shelly aka Treasure Hillard a transgender teen was last seen at 1:20 a.m. on Oct. 23 on Detriot, Michigan’s Eastside  wearing a silver dress and had not been seen since

Investigators have now released the news that they have identified a burnt torso found near I-94 on Detroit’s east side as that the missing transgender teens According to The Detroit Free Press on Oct 23rd:

A cab driver that Hilliard often used for rides dropped Hilliard off at a home where three men were waiting for her, his mother, Lyniece Nelson, said today.

But Hilliard immediately called the driver back, voicing concern about the situation, Nelson said.

The driver “started to hear her say, ‘What are you doing,’ then scream out loud ‘No,’ then her phone dropped, a few muffling noises, then the phone went dead,” Nelson said. “By the time he got back around the corner, there was no one in sight.”

The police have only stated at this time that they are looking into the death as a homicide and not a hate crime.

What a horrible news story.  When will all this hate and madness stop?

Our sympathies and hearts go out to Shelly Hillard’s family.


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