NYC murder suspect Alex Ray Scott transitions to woman

A suspect in the murder of an Upper East Side antique dealer revealed her transition from male to female for the first time during a court appearance this week.

Alex Ray Scott, 26, was spotted with longer, slicked-back hair and bangs in front of the Manhattan Supreme Court on Wednesday.

Prison records now list Scott, who is six feet tall and weighs 190 pounds, as “female” and indicates that she is housed at the Rose M. Singer Center for Female Inmates on Rikers Island.

At the time of her arrest in January 2020 for the brutal murder of 64-year-old Kenneth Savinski, whom she met through a dating app, Scott was booked as a man.

The Oklahoma native was before a judge again this week for a hearing on expert evaluations. Her next court appearance is scheduled for June 29.

Scott has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder, grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property. She has been held without bail since her arrest.

Alex Ray Scott.
Prison records now list Alex Ray Scott as “female” and indicate that she is housed at the Rose M. Singer Center for Female Inmates on Rikers Island.
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Prosecutors said Scott strangled, stabbed, and stabbed Savinski in the face and throat on Jan. 29, 2020, at the older man’s East 83rd Street apartment.

The alleged killer was later seen on surveillance video leaving the victim’s home with Savinski’s watch, credit cards and cash in hand – while wearing the dead man’s black jacket.

Scott turned himself in to police two days later and told detectives that she only realized she had allegedly committed a crime after looking up the victim’s name on Google.

Alex Ray Scott.
Alex Ray Scott turned himself in to the police.
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Kenneth Savinski's body is moved.
Kenneth Savinski was strangled, stabbed in the face and had his throat cut.
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Kenneth Savinski.
Alex Ray Scott met Kenneth Savinski through a dating app.
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Scott also told police that she had been drinking for several days and had no memory of what happened.

“I think I killed someone,” she told officers. “I have cuts on my hands so it has to be me because that’s the only thing that makes sense.”

Scott had been hiding in New York City for several months after allegedly removing her GPS ankle monitor in Oklahoma, where she was accused of sexually assaulting a co-worker’s 6-year-old son. NYC murder suspect Alex Ray Scott transitions to woman


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