Disabled Cleveland Transgender woman beaten to death in her assisted living home

CLEVELAND -- Police are investigating a homicide that apparently occurred overnight in a Devonshire Road apartment.

Just after 2:30 p.m. Thursday, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office identified the victim as Betty Janet Skinner, 52, a transgender woman.

Police say that a home healthcare worker found Skinner dead early Thursday morning. The worker had left the apartment about 10 p.m. Wednesday and returned to find her dead in bed with severe head injuries Thursday morning.

Police say Skinner was physically disabled, required assisted living and received regular home health care.

Police say there are no witnesses or suspects at this time and the cause of death will be determined by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner. ~ WKYC.com

Anyone with information regarding this matter is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at 216-623-5464.

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