Police Investigating Homicide In Northeast Sioux Falls

Body Found In Apartment Friday Night

The Sioux Falls Police Department confirms they are investigating a homicide that took place Friday evening.

Authorities say at 9:15 p.m. Friday night, they responded to apartments near East Eighth Street and North Cleveland Avenue for a check well-being call.

A neighbor called police, saying a “strong odor” was coming from an apartment.  Police say inside the apartment, they found a man dead.  The victim is identified as Jamie Lee WoundedArrow, 28, of Sioux Falls.

Officials say based upon the investigation, WoundedArrow’s death appears to be a homicide.

This is an ongoing investigation and Sioux Falls police say more information will be provided at the Monday morning briefing.

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Saturday night, community members gathered at the apartment complex where the victim was found.

Members of The Center For Equality came to Saturday’s vigil.  According to the center, a nonprofit organization in Sioux Falls, Jamie Lee WoundedArrow was a transgender woman.  Friends say Jamie’s death is unexpected and has hit the LGBT community hard.  They say Jamie was the type of person who commanded respect.  When Jamie spoke, people stopped to listen.

“Her strength and the impact that she leaves on people, even just meeting her once, is something that nobody forgets,” says The Center For Equality Youth Outreach Director Reina Parker, who had known Jamie for about six months.

Friends also say that Jamie was a leader, who was kind, compassionate and will be greatly missed.  They’re asking anyone with information about this case to contact police.  KDLT News will continue to bring you the latest details as we get them.

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