A 22-year-old Black trans woman was found dead in a parking lot in Dallas, Texas, the latest victim in the epidemic of violence against trans people.
Police say they do not know the woman’s name, as her next of kin would only give them her deadname and her former identity is now being widely reported in local media.
Nearby residents told police they heard gunshots around 5AM, but it seems no one called police. There is no 911 call at that time from that location.
Police are now asking for the community’s assistance with any additional information about the woman.
Texas currently leads the nation in transgender murders, with more trans people killed there than any other state. Nearly half of those deaths occurred in Dallas, including those of Muhlaysia Booker, Chynal Lindsey and Brittany White.
“Why it’s happening more in Texas now is we don’t have transgender laws that cover our rights … People feel like they can get away with more.
There’s always been violence. But they’re killing us now.”
Anyone who knows any information contact detective Brian Tabor of the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit by phone at 214-671-3605 quoting the case no. 114244-2020.