Police ask for help to identify West Nashville murder victim

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Nashville Police are looking to the public for help as the investigate the identity of a murder victim in West Nashville on Monday. 

The Nashville LGBT community, in particular, may be a source of help given the description of the victim. In a statement, police could only identify the victim as an "African American male dressed as a woman who carried no identification." Officials suggest he may have been in his late 20s to early 30s in age.

The victim had a tattoo with the word “Dreaming” on his left inner forearm, and a tattoo of the name “Joyce” with musical notes on his chest.  Anyone knowing the identity of the victim is urged to contact West Precinct Investigations at 615-862-7385.

The victim was found in the early morning Monday, in a secured lot on the property of Western Express, a national trucking company headquartered in Nashville. It is located on Centennial Place in West Nashville. According to WKRN, Western Express is located near the John C. Tune Airport and that initial reports suggested the victim died of a gunshot wound, but that has since been revised: there was no gunshot involved.

For more, see stories in The Tennessean, and NewsChannel5.