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Louisiana Doe is an individual, possibly a transgender woman[2], who was found murdered in an unknown part of Louisiana[3], United States on April 2, 1994.

Case

Between 1991 to 1995, twenty-eight people, twenty-three women, four transgender women, and one individual of unknown gender, were found strangled or suffocated in the New Orleans area. Many of the victims were sex workers and/or drug addicts. The killings are sometimes referred to as the Storyville Slayings.

During the investigation, there were at least two suspects. One was Victor Gant, a former New Orleans police officer who had connections with victims Sharon Robinson and Karen Ivester with Gant having a history of domestic abuse against Robinson. The second suspect was a drug dealer and addict named Russel Elwood, who was charged with two of the murders, that of Cheryl Lewis and Dolores Mack. Elwood was convicted of Lewis' murder and the charge for Mack's murder was dropped. However, the rest of the twenty-seven cases remain unsolved, with six of the victims, including this one, still unidentified.

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  1. Of the five victims who were not cis-gendered women, it is reported four were black and one was white. As the four who were identified were black, it is presumed this victim is white.
  2. Older reports state that the Storyville Slayer killed twenty-three men and five men. Four of the five men were actually identified as transgender women, but it's unclear if this is true for this victim.
  3. Although many of the murders were in Orleans Parish, other murders occurred in neighboring parishes. It is not stated which parish this victim was murdered or found in.
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