Four transgender women. Horrific crimes. The same part of Dallas.
At least two transgender women were shot to death and one was stabbed and left for dead between October 2018 and this past weekend.
The shooting death of Muhlaysia Booker near the Tenison Park Golf Course in East Dallas Saturday morning was similar to two other attacks on trans women, the Dallas Police Department said Tuesday.
In October 2018, a woman was found shot to death in the 7100 block of Gayglen Drive, off Jim Miller Road near Loop 12. Police think she had let her attacker into her car.
In April 2019, a woman was stabbed multiple times and left for dead. She survived and described her attacker as a large black male driving a gray or silver sedan. Police believe that woman and Booker got into their attacker’s car before their deaths.
Besides those, police found a transgender woman in a field, dead of undetermined causes, in July 2017. A victim the police didn’t mention Tuesday is Shade Schuler, a transgender woman whose body was found in the Medical District in 2015.
In at least two of the cases, the women were at Spring Avenue and Lagow Street before they were killed.
Major Vincent Weddington of the police’s crimes against persons division said they are working to determine whether there are other connections.
“These cases, although not directly related at this time, do have similarities the public needs to be aware of,” Weddington said.
The Dallas Police Department is participating in an LGBTQ town hall meeting in response to these crimes at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Resource Center.