TX - Two transgender women found dead in separate incidents, Dallas, May/June 2019

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  1. dotr

    dotr Well-Known Member

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    Texas transgender woman seen in videotaped attack found dead | The Star
    "DALLAS - A 23-year-old transgender woman seen on a widely circulated video being beaten in front of a crowd of people was found dead over the weekend in a Dallas shooting, police said.

    Muhlaysia Booker was found face-down in a street early Saturday and no suspect has been identified, police Maj. Vincent Weddington said Sunday. She was pronounced dead at the scene."

    Transgender woman recently assaulted on camera found shot dead in Dallas

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    Muhlaysia Booker, 23, was found shot dead in Dallas on Saturday. Photograph: Facebook
     
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    dotr Well-Known Member

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    Were the assault and shooting on different days?
     
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    From the article posted above: “There is no apparent link to the April 12 beating Booker suffered after she was involved in a minor traffic accident . A police affidavit released at the time said Booker accidentally backed into a vehicle before the driver of that vehicle pointed a gun at her and refused to let her leave unless she paid for the damage”
     
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    dotr Well-Known Member

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    Trans Woman Assaulted on Video Found Dead in Dallas – Rolling Stone
    "Eventually, a group of women helped Booker flee. She was hospitalized with a concussion and a fractured wrist.

    According to the Human Rights Campaign, violence against transgender people has been steadily rising. In 2017, there were at least 29 deaths linked to fatal violence, while last year that number was at least 26. However, many advocates note that those numbers could actually be much higher: There’s no central database for police have to report crimes against transgender people, and many police end up misgendering victims, which can cause confusions and delays for activists trying to keep track."
     
  6. kaen

    kaen Trying to be a good human.

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    Oh my goodness. I am so sorry for this woman. The violent attack in April seems so gruesome and base.

    And, then vigilante justice-- pointing a gun at someone and demanding money or you will shoot. What is wrong with people?

    Muhlaysia, I hope you are at peace.
     
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  7. dotr

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    Very lengthy article, unsure where to post, but Muhlaysia is referenced in it.
    In Dallas trans woman's slaying, heartbreaking echoes of a 2015 cold case | Commentary | Dallas News
    May 21 2019
    by Robert Wilonsky, City Columnist
    "As temperatures again began to stretch toward 100 degrees on July 29, 2015, Dallas police were called to a vacant field along a short residential street between Stemmons Freeway and Harry Hines Boulevard.

    Someone had found a corpse that had been left for so long beneath the summer's sun, investigators were unable to determine the victim's race. The body had only faded tattoos, among them a heart bearing the name "Willie" on the right shoulder and the name "Shade" inked on the right calf.

    When police issued a news release a week later, they said the deceased wore a blue-and-white cotton tube top with straps, blue shorts, a black wig, sunglasses. Also: "The victim had false fingernails with what appeared to be diamond studs on them with pink tips."

    Cops, too, identified the corpse as male. And in the days that followed, that would become a point of much dispute between police and transgender-rights activists who added the name Shade Schuler to the list of transgender women killed in Dallas."
    "That list includes 43-year-old Janette Tovar, who was beaten to death by her boyfriend in north Oak Cliff in 2012 — a crime for which 29-year-old Jonathan Stuart Kenney received only 10 years' probation. It's a list that includes 26-year-old Karla Patricia Flores-Pavón, found strangled to death in her North Dallas apartment one year ago.

    And it's a list that now includes 22-year-old Muhlaysia Booker, who was found shot to death in the street near Tenison Park Golf Course Saturday, just weeks after widely circulated video showed a group of men savagely beating her at an east Oak Cliff apartment complex."
    Booker was the fourth trans woman killed in the country this year, just one day before a fifth was shot to death in Philadelphia.

    And too often, the killers are not caught."
     
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    Muhlaysia Booker's killing similar to 2 other attacks on trans women, Dallas police say

    May 21, 2019

    "...Maj. Vincent Weddington said investigators are looking into possible connections to two other cases — an Oct. 21 slaying and an April stabbing in which the victim survived....

    In the October case, 29-year-old Brittany White was found fatally shot in a vehicle parked in the 7100 block of Gayglen Drive, near South Jim Miller Road, in southeast Dallas....

    In the April attack, a 26-year-old transgender woman was repeatedly stabbed and left for dead just after 8 a.m. April 13 in the 2800 block of Troy Street, in South Dallas. The woman survived and provided information about her attacker, but police have not released a detailed description of the man. ...

    Quan Booker, Muhlaysia Booker's aunt, said she thinks her niece's being transgender had nothing to do with her being killed.

    "This was personal," she said.

    She said her niece would never have gotten into a car with someone she didn't know well.

    She said she believes police are trying to connect the cases to "satisfy the public." ..."

    Muhlaysia Booker's killing similar to 2 other attacks on trans women, Dallas police say | Dallas | Dallas News
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    Dallas Police Investigating If There's A Connection In 3 Transgender Assault, Murder Cases

    May 21, 2019


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    Watch: Police Update Muhlaysia Booker Investigation

    Police Update Muhlaysia Booker Investigation
     
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    Michelle ‘Tamika’ Washington: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    May 21, 2019

    "In the LGBTQ community, and on social media, Michelle ‘Tamika’ Washington was known as Michelle Simone. An African-American transwoman from Philadelphia, Washington was murdered, shot in her head and body in the early hours Sunday.

    Washington, 40, is the fifth transgender woman of color murdered in 2019, so far and, the second in a week. She was a longtime advocate for trans rights.

    Police have yet to say if the killing of Washington had a bias or hate motive, but authorities have a suspect in custody charged with her murder.

    Here’s what you need to know:..."

    Michelle ‘Tamika’ Washington: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know | Heavy.com
     
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    Does Michelle have her own thread here? If not, maybe one needs to be started.

    Mulhasysia's family seems very sure that this is not an isolated incident.
     
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    Man charged with beating Muhlaysia Booker ordered back to Dallas County jail, held without bail

    "....Police have said they have no information tying 29-year-old Edward Thomas to Booker's killing. Thomas was charged and indicted on an aggravated assault charge after police say he admitted beating up Booker on April 12 at the Royal Crest Apartments in east Oak Cliff....

    Thomas' attorneys, Andrew W. Wilkerson and Michael Campbell Jr., said in a statement that their client had "absolutely nothing to do" with Booker's death. They also said the April 12 incident was not a hate crime and offered condolences to Booker's family...."

    Man charged with beating Muhlaysia Booker ordered back to Dallas County jail, held without bail | Crime | Dallas News
     
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    Funeral Service Today For Muhlaysia Booker

    May 28, 2019





     
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    Vice News Tonight Dives Into the Killing of Muhlaysia Booker
    And calls out what it pegs as a divide in the city’s LGBT community.


    JUNE 3, 2019

    "Two weeks since Muhlaysia Booker was murdered in Far East Dallas, her story continues to attract national attention.
    This weekend, HBO’s Vice News dove in, airing an eight-minute feature on the way Booker’s killing has rippled throughout Dallas, with a particular focus on the black and LGBT communities.

    The piece opens with footage of the Booker’s beating in mid-April, a little over a month before her death. It brings us within a police-hosted community event at the Resource Center in Oak Lawn, where open-mic speakers voice their concerns. In one instance, a speaker thanks the force for progress in its treatment of the trans community...."

    Vice News Tonight Dives Into the Killing of Muhlaysia Booker - D Magazine

     
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    Dallas police enlist help of FBI after second transgender woman killed in 2 weeks

    JUNE 3, 2019

    "Dallas police say they are "concerned" and have asked the FBI for help after a second transgender woman was slain in two weeks. Chynal Lindsey, 26, was found dead Saturday with "obvious signs of homicidal violence," Dallas police chief U. Renee Hall said at a Monday press conference. CBS DFW reports Lindsey's body was pulled from White Rock Lake.

    Lindsey's murder comes just two weeks after another Dallas transgender woman, Muhlaysia Booker, was found shot to death on a road bordering a golf course less than a mile from where Lindsey's body was recovered....

    Hall said the FBI can help local investigators determine whether either crime was motivated by hate. In a statement Monday, the FBI said they are working with Dallas Police and are prepared to assist if any federal civil rights violations are determined...."

    Dallas police enlist help of FBI after second transgender woman killed in 2 weeks


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    Muhlayshia Booker's body was found on near the Ferguson Rd exit of I30. White Rock Lake is minutes from here and also easily accessible from Loop 12, which intersects with I30. Loop 12 intersects with South Jim Miller Rd a short distance from where Brittany White was found in October. The location of the attack on the woman in April is an intersection away from the Dolphin Rd exit of I30, the exit immediately after Ferguson Rd.
    It seems as though the cases are connected.
    "Police said two of the victims had gotten into a car with someone, and the third had let someone into her car. Also, police said two of the women had been near Spring Avenue and Lagow Street just before the attacks."

    Spring Ave intersects with Dolphin Rd a little over a mile from where the women were near.
     
  19. dotr

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    Welcome to Ws justcur1ous!
    Thanks for the information, disturbing to think that a SK might be operating in the area, but it really seems to be looking that way.
    Keeping an eye out in case he or she travels around.
    imo, speculation.
     
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    DBM: (Info was already posted earlier today.) .
     
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