Tracey Thompson - also known as Billy Joe Turner - was beaten with a baseball bat along a dirt road in Wilcox County in 1999. Photo: Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
Photo: Georgia Bureau of Investigation
Photo: Georgia Bureau of Investigation

COLD CASE: A transgender murder baffles Georgia police

Was Tracey Thompson’s murder a hate crime?

The transgender drifter died in 1999 after authorities say he was beaten with a baseball bat along a dirt road in the tiny South Georgia town of Seville.

Eighteen years later, police have yet to solve the brutal crime.

Thompson - also known as Billy Joe Turner - named his attacker before dying. 

Learn why the case has continued to stymie investigators and read the full story at MyAJC.com.

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