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Officers pulled bags of potential evidence from the house on Powelton Avenue, near 39th Street, including a saw, according to law enforcement sources. They believe the tool may have been used to dismember 27-year-old Dominique Fells.
Fells’ death drew national attention over the weekend, as several cities held rallies to protest the killings of black transgender people — also during LGBTQ Pride Month.
Her family created a GoFundMe page to help with funeral costs, which has since surpassed $121,000. They say they want justice for her killing.
Fells, who was originally from York, Pennsylvania, was described as a vibrant person who wanted to thrive in life and be open about who she was.
Sources say detectives are speaking to several potential witnesses, but they would not elaborate on who.
Fells was the second black transgender woman killed last week — the other was 25-year-old Riah Milton from Ohio.