Editor’s note: A earlier version of this article was published and used the incorrect pronouns for the Individual found in the motel. The article has been corrected.

Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a transgender woman whose body was found in a motel room in west Charlotte Monday afternoon.

Authorities have identified the woman as 29-year-old Jurkeith Montreal Peterson.

Officers responded to a welfare check call at 1:46 p.m. at a hotel in the 3100 block of Queen City Drive in west charlotte. When they arrived, they found Peterson unresponsive. Medic pronounced her dead at the scene. 

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department did not say how Peterson died.

Shortly before 7:50 a.m. this morning, officers responded to assist MEDIC with reports of someone in need of medical attention. When officers arrived, they located an adult female who was pronounced deceased on scene by MEDIC.

Homicide detectives on Monday also were investigating the death of a woman in the 14700 block of Beckenham Drive in east Charlotte.

CMPD did not immediately release the woman’s name or provide details about the circumstances surrounding her death, which the department characterized as “sudden and unexpected.”

Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call 704-432-TIPS to speak to a homicide detective, or contact Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.

Jonathan is a former QCity Metro reporter who covered Charlotte neighborhoods north of uptown. He also reported on education, public safety and health.

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