On Saturday, Dallas police officers were dispatched to the 6900 block of Merriman Parkway after the woman’s body was found floating in the water at White Rock Creek.
The officers said they found the body of a black, transgender woman who was approximately 5’3” and 130 pounds. The yet to be identified victim was wearing a black scrub shirt along with black scrub pants. She had no tattoos or any other identifying markings on her body.
The body was said to be first discovered by a kayaker and found in a “severe stage of decomposition,” according to the Dallas police. Investigators are ruling the death as unexplained pending a determination from the medical examiner’s office.
Deputy Police Chief Thomas Castro said during a news conference that some injuries were found on the body, but he did not specify their nature. They are currently calling her death “unexplained.”
The police are asking anyone with information regarding the identity of this individual to contact Detective Chaney with Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at 214-671-3650.
This is the second death of a transgender woman this week in Dallas. On Wednesday, May 9th, Carla Patricia Flores-Pavon was found strangled and unconscious in her apartment and was pronounced dead at the hospital. A man who has not yet been identified was seen leaving Flores-Pavon’s apartment. Police are still investigating the case. A vigil to honor her memory took place on Sunday.
See the Dallas police press conference below: