July 16, 2014 11:00 pm

Transgender woman slain in Baltimore was sibling of NBA player

Reggie Bullock, the Los Angeles Clippers' first-round choice in the 2013 National Basketball Association draft, talks to reporters during a news conference in Los Angeles, Monday, July 8, 2013.

AP Photo/Jae C. Hong

BALTIMORE – A transgender woman found slain in Baltimore is the sibling of an NBA player.

Reggie Bullock of the Los Angeles Clippers confirms to WJZ-TV that Mia Henderson, who was born Kevin Long, was his brother. Bullock also sent a tweet on Wednesday paying tribute to Henderson, with the hashtag “RIPKEVIN.”

Baltimore police say the 26-year-old Henderson was found dead early Wednesday morning in an alley in northwest Baltimore. Police have not identified any suspects or established a motive, and they don’t know yet whether there’s any connection to the slaying of another transgender woman last month.

Bullock is heading into his second season with the Clippers. He was a first-round draft pick last year out of the University of North Carolina.

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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