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Vigil scheduled for murdered transgender nurse

Dee Whigham worked as a registered nurse at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. Source: Facebook) Dee Whigham worked as a registered nurse at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. Source: Facebook)
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A vigil has been scheduled for a Hattiesburg woman who was found murdered in a Coast hotel Saturday night. 

Dee Whigham, 25, was found stabbed to death at a hotel, according to the Jackson County sheriff.  

Family said Whigham identified as a woman but hadn't undergone any kind of gender reassignment surgery.

Whigham was an RN at Forrest General Hospital. 

The Spectrum Center will hold a candlelight vigil for Whigham Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at The Spectrum Center. 

According to investigators, authorities are looking for a "person of interest" pictured in surveillance video from the hotel.  

If you have any information about the crime or the person pictured, contact the Jackson County Sheriff's Department at 228-209-8124 or 228-769-3063.

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