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Nathan Daniel Cazares, also known as "Marilyn Monroe" Cazares, at 21 years of age.

BRAWLEY — The Nathan Cazares murder case continues to remain an active investigation and the top priority of the Brawley Police Department, according to a recent release from the police.

The transgender woman — born Nathan Daniel Cazares of Westmorland but also known as “Marilyn” and “Monroe” to family and friends — was found near an abandoned single-family residence on the 1100 block of Main Street in Brawley, July 20.

The Imperial County Sheriff’s Office has continued to assist with investigative resources since the initial time of the incident, per the release. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Homeland Security Investigations Unit, and the California Department of Justice have joined to assist in the ongoing murder investigation.

The Brawley Police said its request for assistance was the result of information gathered during the course of the investigation, more specifically, the digital evidentiary resources needed in the investigative effort.

The police department asks anyone with further information to contact Detective Sergeant Jesse Rotner at 760-351-7777.

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