New Orleans homicide detectives are looking for a red pickup truck connected to a killing in New Orleans East earlier this month.
Police said the victim, 20-year-old Devin Diamond, was found inside a burning Toyota Camry in the 4400 block of Flite Court around 4:20 a.m. on June 5. The Coroner’s Office said Diamond died from blunt force trauma.
A surveillance camera in the area captured an older model red pickup truck that drove to the area shortly before the Camry was discovered ablaze.
Police said the vehicle had several distinctive features, including chrome rims, chrome runnings boards, chrome rearview mirrors, a bed cover and tinted windows. The truck’s roof is not painted red, according to police.
Authorities have asked anyone with information on the vehicle to contact Homicide Detective Andrew Waldron at (504) 658-5300.
Diamond’s death, meanwhile, is being mourned by New Orleans’ lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
Two friends said that Diamond was taking hormones as part of a male-to-female gender transition.
BreakOUT!, an LGBT advocacy group, released a statement last week lamenting Diamond’s death as the loss of “another young, Black trans/ gender non-conforming person.”