Editor's note: CBC originally identified the victim in this case as a male, based on information provided by the Montreal police. After speaking with a family member and a close friend, we have changed the pronouns to reflect how the victim self-identified.
Montreal police are asking for the public's help to locate a suspect wanted in connection with the city's 17th homicide of 2017.
Police named 24-year-old Jean Edens Lindor as the man wanted in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 26-year-old transgender woman in Montreal's Pointe-Saint-Charles neighbourhood early Monday.
The incident happened in an apartment on Mullins Street around 2 a.m.
Police had originally said Lindor was an important witness, but they now say he is a suspect.
A family member has identified the victim as Sisi Thibert, a transgender woman.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Lindor, who police say is wanted on a charge of second-degree murder.
The suspect was seen on security footage in the Mullins Street apartment lobby wearing a black coat, black pants and a black sweater with "Nike" in white letters on the chest.
Anyone with information on Lindor's whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the police Info-Crime Montréal line at 514 393-1133.
Tips can also be provided online at the Info-Crime website.