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Second Transgender Woman Found Dead In Dallas Within One Week

A transgender woman has been found dead in Dallas for the second time in just one week.

A kayaker spotted the body of a black transgender woman floating in White Rock Creek Saturday night. The body was “in a severe state of decomposition,” police said. She was wearing a black shirt and black scrub pants, with no tattoos or distinct markings. 

It’s unclear how the woman died, and she has not been identified. Investigators have ruled the death unexplained pending further tests from the medical examiner’s office. 

Police are asking for information in identifying her and said anonymous tips can be sent through the iWatch Dallas app: http://dallas.iwatch911.us/

The gruesome discovery came just days after another transgender woman was found murdered in the area.

Police said Carla Patricia Flores-Pavon, 26 (below), was found unconscious in her apartment last Wednesday, and she was pronounced dead at a hospital. Police said she was strangled to death. Witnesses told police they

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Alleged Gunman Who Shot Dallas Police Officers In Home Depot Caught After Citywide Chase

After an intense citywide chase, police on Tuesday caught the man suspected of shooting two Dallas police officers and a security guard in a Home Depot earlier in the day.

Armando Juarez, 29, was arrested and faces multiple counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, according to the Associated Press. He already had an outstanding warrant for felony theft. His bond has been set at over $1 million.

“I want to thank our Dallas police tonight,” Mayor Mike Rawlings said at a news conference held after Juarez’s capture. “They have taken a punch and they have come out fighting.”

On Tuesday afternoon, officers Crystal Almeida and Rogelio Santander were shot inside a Home Depot, in addition to a loss prevention officer who worked at the store. All three victims required surgery Tuesday night, according to WFAA-TV in Dallas. Santander died at about 8:10 a.m. on Wednesday according to Dallas News. The other

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Dallas Model Accused Of Being Package Thief After Allegedly Being Caught On Video

A model and bartender from Dallas, Texas was arrested last week on suspicion of stealing packages from people’s doorsteps and porches. Kelli Russell, 33, reportedly refers to herself as a “hard working girl,” according to Fox News. She is also accused of working hard at being the “porch pirate,” the person behind multiple package thefts in town.

On Thursday night, Russell was arrested on alleged traffic violations, including driving without a license plate, according to KHOU. Police subsequently searched her home, which allegedly revealed  a “large amount of stolen packages.”

Russell’s neighbor Aubrey White told  CBS DFW that it looked like it took two patrol cars to haul away all the allegedly stolen packages.

“An insane amount of things,” White said. “They took two police cars, like the trunks and the backseats were both full of packages and stuff.”

White said she recognized her neighbor after surveillance video of a woman

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Mom Of Mentally Ill Man Allegedly Murdered By 3 Dallas Police Officers: ‘He Trusted The Police’

On Thursday, three cops from Dallas, Texas were indicted for the 2016 death of an unarmed man who called 911 for help. Tony Timpa, 32, became anxious after doing cocaine so he called the police for assistance, the Dallas Morning News reports. Within an hour of that phone call, he was dead. Timpa reportedly suffered from schizophrenia.

Now, Sgt. Kevin Mansell, 48, and Officer Danny Vasquez, 32 have been charged with deadly conduct, according to Fox News. The third cop’s name hasn’t been released. He reportedly hasn’t yet surrendered to police. So far the police have only been slammed with misdemeanors. The two who have been idicted have not appeared to enter pleas and they have both been placed on administrative leave.

Although happy with the indictment, Timpa’s mother was hoping for a tougher punishment.
“They need to go to jail,” Vicki Timpa said, adding that she was surprised that they

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Mom Of Mentally Ill Man Allegedly Murdered By 3 Dallas Police …

On Thursday, three cops from Dallas, Texas were indicted for the 2016 death of an unarmed man who called 911 for help. Tony Timpa, 32, became anxious after doing cocaine so he called the police for assistance, the Dallas Morning News reports. Within an hour of that phone call, he was dead. Timpa reportedly suffered from schizophrenia.

Now, Sgt. Kevin Mansell, 48, and Officer Danny Vasquez, 32 have been charged with deadly conduct, according to Fox News. The third cop’s name hasn’t been released. He reportedly hasn’t yet surrendered to police. So far the police have only been slammed with misdemeanors. The two who have been idicted have not appeared to enter pleas and they have both been placed on administrative leave.

Although happy with the indictment, Timpa’s mother was hoping for a tougher punishment.
“They need to go to jail,” Vicki Timpa said, adding that she was surprised that they

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/mom-of-mentally-ill-man-allegedly-murdered-by-3-dallas-cops-he-trusted-the-police