Police identify Gizzy Fowler’s murderer

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Nashvile Police have identified a suspect in the November 2014 murder of transwoman Gizzy Fowler.

In the early morning of November 12, Gilbert "Gizzy" Fowler was found in the driveway of 3904 Lunn Drive. A neighbor saw her white 2006 Buick LaCrosse in the driveway of an unoccupied home and called the police between 4am and 5am once reported gunshots were heard. Police arrived to find Fowler's body outside the passenger side of the car.

Today, police have identified Mallory Antoine Porter as the murderer.

gizzy fowler with name plate.jpg"North Precinct detectives have sworn out an arrest warrant charging Porter, 18, of Brookway Drive, with criminal homocide," Nashville police released in a statement today. "Efforts to locate him during the day Monday and overnight have been unsuccessful."

The report added: "A review of Fowler's phone records revealed that he [sic] had traveled to the area to meet an individual, which forensic evidence shows was Porter. Detectives strongly believe Porter lied about his involvement when he was interviewed about the murder during the course of the investigation."

As we reported back in November, mainstream media struggled in its reportage of this story and Gizzy's sexual identity in particular which occurred just one week before the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.

If you know the whereabouts of this man — Mallory Antoine Porter — you are asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.

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