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Richmond mother continues search for transgender woman's killer

Posted at 6:05 PM, Nov 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-06 18:06:34-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- A Richmond mother continued her search for the person who killed her son, who identified as a woman.

Richmond Police found William Norwood, 30, shot on the sidewalk near the intersection of East 27th and Hull Streets on Nov. 6, 2016.

Norwood, who went by the name Nooni and Cinnamon, was a transgender woman. The victim died at the hospital.

“He was my son, but we took him as he was in his feminine ways. He was always loved. Everybody loved him,” said Nooni’s mother, Karen Norwood.

On the four-year anniversary of Nooni’s murder, Norwood returned to the location to place balloons and flowers.

“I miss him and I love him and I wish he was still here with me,” she said.

Norwood said she can only speculate what happened. She’s heard rumors that Nooni may have been at a house party before the shooting.

“I don’t want to say it was a hate crime, because I don’t know. We heard a lot of different stories,” the victim’s mother said. “I don’t think my son did nothing to you that bad to kill him to chase him down on the street and kill him."

Nooni would’ve celebrated her 34th birthday on Halloween.

Richmond Police said as of Friday afternoon there were no updates to the case.

“The investigation is still open, and any information or tips that come in can assist the detectives in this case,” a police spokesman said in a statement.

Anyone with information is asked to call Major Crimes Detective A. Coates at 804-646-0729 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.