MAPLEWOOD - The family of a woman killed in Maplewood believes her murder may have been a hate crime.

Police say Victoria Carmen White, 28, was shot and killed early Sunday morning at 159 Jacoby St. in Maplewood.

Investigators say they are searching for two men White and her cousin had met earlier at an Irvington night club.

Relatives now wonder if the men she met reacted violently after somehow learning Victoria was a trans-gender woman.