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Transgender Woman's Body Found in New York City Apartment

Authorities say a transgender woman whose body was found in a Queens apartment was strangled.

The medical examiner ruled the death a homicide from compression of the neck. Police said Wednesday there were signs of a possible struggle in the first-floor home of Edelbuerto Gonzalez-Andujar, who went by the name Amanda.

The home had apparently been ransacked and a collection of Marilyn Monroe posters had been knocked off the wall.

A concerned relative got the building superintendent to open up the apartment on Tuesday. The relative had not heard from the 29-year-old Gonzalez-Andujar for three days. The body was discovered face-down on a bed.