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MADISON COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) – A transgender woman was found shot to death on a Madison County road on Wednesday.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office received a call around 3:45 pm that a body was in the road on Heindl Road near Old Yazoo Road, just outside the Canton city limits.
Madison County Coroner Alex Breeland identified the body as 41-year-old Omario Caldwell, but family and friends say her name was Mesha. Caldwell, a transgender woman, was a well known hair and make up artist in the Canton community.
The coroner is not releasing where on Caldwell’s body she was shot. Her body is being taken to the state crime lab.
Her death is being investigated as a homicide and the investigation is ongoing.