Body of missing Evanston trans rights activist found

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) – The body of a missing transgender activist Elise Malary, who has been described as a leader and advocate for the trans community, has been found.

The body of a woman found near Lake Michigan Thursday was identified Saturday as the missing transgender rights advocate from Evanston.

The 31-year-old Malary had been reported missing by a family member last week after the doors of her Evanston home were found unlocked and her car was found empty two blocks from there.

The police investigation into Malary’s disappearance and death is ongoing.

Featured Image Photo Credit: Elise Malary of Evanston, Ill., was reported missing on March 11.