By: KDKA-TV News Staff

WILKINSBURG (KDKA) – Balloons were released into the skies of Wilkinsburg on Wednesday night in memory of a transgender woman killed on New Year’s Day.

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Police found Amariey Lej’s body near Wood and Susquehanna streets on Saturday.

Friends and family say Lej recently made the decision to transition and embrace who he always knew herself to be.

Police are still searching for the killer.