The victim was found early Sept. 3 in a wooded area near the 1100 block of Adams Avenue with a gunshot wound to the head.
The victim, described in the police report as a man in woman’s clothing, was African-American and between 25-30. Police have identified the victim but are not releasing the name pending family notification.
Deputy Commissioner Stephen Johnson, LGBT liaison for the Philadelphia Police Department, said the victim made a purchase at the Wawa on Castor Avenue, about a half-mile from the crime scene, prior to the murder.
It is unclear whether the store had surveillance cameras.
Johnson said investigators believe the victim may have been a sex worker.
As of presstime, no motive and no suspects were identified.
— Jen Colletta