Nation’s first transgender killing of 2017 is in Mississippi
An LGBT advocacy group said Madison County’s first homicide of 2017 is also the nation’s first transgender homicide this year. Madison County spokesman Heath Hall said authorities received a call about 3:45 p.m. Wednesday about a possible death. Coroner Alex Breeland said the body of Omario Caldwell, also known as Mesha Caldwell, was found on Heindl Road near Old Yazoo City Road. He confirmed the death is a homicide but would not release a cause pending autopsy.