New Orleans police are seeking a person of interest for questioning in connection with the stabbing death of a New Orleans transgender woman.
The NOPD is seeking to interview Leonard Ward, 53, who is believed to have information related to the death of Ciara McElveen, 27, in February. He is not wanted as a suspect, NOPD said.
McElveen was fatally stabbed on Feb. 27 in the 1600 block of Columbus Street in the 7th Ward.
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McElveen's death came less than 48 hours after another transgender woman, Chyna Gibson, was shot to death in New Orleans East. Police said at the time there was no evidence the two killings were linked.
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Anyone with information is asked to call NOPD Homicide Detective Joseph Jefferson at 504-658-5300, or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.