NOPD: Murders of 2 Transgender Women Appear Unrelated

The Commander of the NOPD's Criminal Investigations Division says there is no evidence that the recent murders of two transgender women in the city were related.

Doug Eckert also says there is no evidence that "hate" nor robbery was a motive in either killing.

Chyna Gibson was shot multiple times at a shopping center in the 4300 Downman Road Saturday. Gibson, a performer from Houston, was in town for carnival festivities. 

Monday morning, the NOPD found Ciara McElveen stabbed to death in the 1600 block of Columbus Street. 

Investigators say surveillance video shows McElveen being dropped off in a two-door black Chevy Camaro. Investigators want to speak to the driver.  

Eckert is appealing to anybody who might have information on either killing to contact the NOPD.

"What the community needs to know is that the New Orleans Police Department investigates every murder to its fullest extent regardless of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, national origin," he said.

The two murders follow an attack on another transgender woman in New Orleans caught on social media in January. 

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