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Transgender Woman Killed in Detroit

By Diane Anderson-Minshall | Posted on April 04, 2012 02:25:00 PM ET

Detroit police found Coko Williams, a 35-year-old transgender woman, shot to death Tuesday morning outside a Parkhurst-area home, local CBS affiliate WWJ reports.

Details about Williams's killing are sparse, though witnesses told police that the suspected killers fled the scene in a gold vehicle. While the area where her body was found is, according to WWJ, known for sex work, there's no indication that Williams was engaged in sex work at any point. One friend of Williams, named Dada, was quoted by as saying that Williams was "a really a sweet, quiet girl" who  sometimes worked as a hairstylist.


Transgender Woman Killed In Detroit

April 4, 2012 7:29 AM
DETROIT (WWJ) - Detroit Police say a transgender woman was killed during an early morning shooting on Tuesday.

The Detroit neighborhood where a transgender woman was shot and killed. (WWJ Photo/Ron Dewey)

Police found the body of 35-year-old Coko Williams around 6:25 a.m. outside of a home on Parkhurst near Woodward, just north of McNichols.
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Coko Williams Case: Michigan Police Investigate Killing Of Transgender Woman

Huffington Post  |  By David Lohr Posted: 04/ 4/2012 5:02 pm Updated: 04/ 4/2012 5:02 pm

The brutal murder of a transgender woman has left Detroit police with plenty of questions but no answers.

The victim, 35-year-old Coko Williams, was found dead in the 100 block of Parkhurst in Detroit early Tuesday. According to, Williams' throat was slashed and she was shot at least one time. She was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

Witnesses told police the shooter fled in a gold-colored car, WWJ reported. The motive for the slaying remains unknown.


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Reward Offered In Case Of Murdered Transgender Woman

May 24, 2012 1:04 PM

DETROIT (WWJ) – Who killed Coco? Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,500 reward for information in the death of a transgender woman whose body was found outside a Detroit home last month.

Detroit police say 34-year-old Coco Williams, born Norman Williams, was found fatally shot on the morning of April 3  on West Reward Offered In Case Of Murdered Transgender Woman Parkhurst Street near 6 Mile Road and Woodward Ave.

Coco William’s oldest sister Nedra Williams says Coco’s death hit her hard.