Update: Missing 22-year-old transgender man found dead in Warren Meijer parking lot

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via Equality Michigan

[Update Wednesday, Dec. 24 1:34 p.m.] Ralko was found dead inside his Ford Escape in a Warren Meijer parking lot of a suspected suicide on Dec. 23, according to authorities.


Originally posted on Dec. 19, 2014: Equality Michigan, a statewide organization that advocates for the LGBT community, is asking anyone with information about a 22-year-old transgender Warren man's whereabouts to contact the group or Warren Police.

Jay Ralko, 22, who is 5 feet tall and weighs 120 pounds, was last seen December 10th while driving a charcoal gray Ford Escape, says Equality Michigan. The license plate of the vehicle is #CJK5971, it has chrome pipe running boards, and rain deflectors on the windows. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Equality Michigan at 313-466-4345, or Warren Police at 586-574-4700.

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