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Two arrested in death of transgender woman

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Posted at 3:20 PM, Jul 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-10 23:27:58-04

Two people have been arrested in the murder of a transgender woman who was found dead in a driveway on Cleveland's east side last October. 

Heidi Krudy, 30, and Michael aka Michelle Cole, 29, who is transgender, were both charged with aggravated murder.

On Oct. 8, 2016, a 5-year-old boy found the body of Brandi, aka Brandon, Bledsoe on Drexel Avenue. Witnesses said her head and arms were covered in plastic.  

In October, Brandi's aunt, Andrea Craggett, told News 5 that the transgender woman had begun transitioning in 2015.

“We adjusted and I tried to understand as best I could. I loved him,” she said. “Nobody deserves to be hurt, least of all, my baby. Never thought I’d be sitting here. This is what I see on the news.

Brandi's family tells News 5 they are thankful Cleveland Police made an arrest in this case. The family is looking forward to justice.