Given that this man was wearing a multiple earrings, nail polish, and that he may have been strangled with pantyhose, could this have been a gay hate crime? Could the victim have been gay or transgendered? DoeNetwork Case 77UMTX http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/77umtx.html Unidentified Black Male Located on July 10, 1986 at 2500 Wentworth at Live Oak, in Houston, Harris County, Texas. Estimated Date of Death: The victim died the same day that he was located. Cause of Death: Homicide by strangulation, possibly with pantyhose. [HR][/HR] Vital Statistics Estimated age: 20-30 years old Approximate Height and Weight: 5'7-5'9; 155-165 lbs. Distinguishing Characteristics: Short, black, kinky hair; brown eyes. His ears were both pierced four times and he wore four earrings in each ear. He wore gold nail polish on his fingernails. He had needle marks on both arms. Clothing: He was wearing pink pants; a gray t-shirt; a black leather belt with studded spikes; a silver chain; silver ring and a gold ring with a clear stone. Tattoos: He had a tattoo of a heart with a scroll on inside of his left forearm. Fingerprints: Available. [HR][/HR]Case History The victim was located in the 2500 block of Wentworth near Live Oak on the south side of Houston, Texas on July 10, 1986.