Ramoń Gutierrez is a transexual person who is biologically male, but self-identifies as a female. She is a prostitute who also uses the name Ramona Ramone. She lived in a RV in the Heliotrope homeless camp. On an unspecified date in 2017 she was picked up by Thomas Trent, taken to his house and savagely beaten over a period several days. Trent then dumped her in a parking lot in Hollywood. Trent may have believed she was dead or perhaps he didn't care if she was alive or dead.
Gutierrez was initially taken to Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital where she was placed in an induced coma to aid her recovery. LAPD detectives Reneé Ballard and John Jenkins were initially assigned to investigate. Ballard was interested in pursuing the case, and she uncovered key evidence that led her to Trent. By the time Trent was killed, Gutierrez was recovering at County-USC Medical Center.