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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Binghamton University in upstate New York is reeling from two killings of students in five weeks, with the suspect for the second slaying getting arrested Monday.
“Unfortunately, we live in a time where violence is part of society,” the university’s president Harvey G. Stenger wrote in a note to the community.
“This has been a very difficult semester for me and the entire campus with two student deaths in just a few weeks. These tragedies shake us to the core and we grieve together.”
Freshman engineering student Joao Souza was found seriously injured in his dorm Sunday night from what appeared to be stab wounds, campus police said. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead. Surveillance footage captured a man in a hooded sweatshirt who was believed to be the killer.
Police on Monday announced the arrest of Michael M. Roque, 20, for the
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Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” was a breakout hit of 2017. Based on a young adult novel, the show follows the events that lead up to the suicide of its main character, teenager Hannah Baker.
After its portrayal of her suicide, which some deemed graphic or even glorifying the act, the show has released a new warning video prior to season two.
In the video, the show’s cast breaks down the fictional nature of the show. The actors featured: Katherine Langford who plays Hannah Baker, Justin Prentice who plays Bryce Walker, Dylan Minnette who plays Clay Jensen and Alisha Boe who plays Jessica Davis.
“’13 Reasons Why is a fictional series that tackles tough, real world issues, taking a look at sexual assault, substance abuse, suicide and more,” Prentice says.
“By shedding a light on these difficult topics, we hope our show can help viewers start a conversation, says Langford.
“But if you are struggling
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Ready for some killer holiday spirit? Homicide for the Holidays is coming back for a second season on Oxygen this festive period.
The Oxygen crime series will serve up another helping of holiday criminal offenses this year when it delves into a handful of horrifying stories that prove there’s no rest for the wicked — literally.
With firsthand accounts from the detectives who worked the cases as well as the friends and family members of the victims, the five disturbing tales include victims tied up using Christmas lights, elderly couples slain in a quiet town on Christmas Eve, brutal robberies, house fires, and a case that is still classified as “the worst family massacre in U.S. history.” So, you know, plenty of yuletide cheer and reasons to feel grateful this holiday season.
Find out who would have the audacity to commit murder on a holiday when season 2 of the four-week
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Earlier this week, actress Kristina Cohen posted a Facebook status accusing actor Ed Westwick (best known for his role on Gossip Girl) of raping her. Now, a second woman has come forward with rape allegations against Westwick.
Former actress Aurélie Wynn, who previously went by the stage name Aurelie Marie Cao (she has since pursued other careers), has also taken to social media to accuse Westwick of rape. In a post on Facebook, Wynn claims that after being raped, her boyfriend broke up with her (he did not believe her narrative).
“I said no and he pushed me face down and was powerless under his weight,” she says. “I was wearing a one piece bathing suit that he ripped, I was in complete shock, I am also very tiny.”
“I kept quiet and soon got to see and hear how prevalent sexual assault and intimidation goes on in this industry…to the point where I
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The FBI has found a second man linked to the terror attack in lower Manhattan. According to the New York Daily News, authorities were looking for Mukhammadzoir Kadirov. Ninety minutes after the announcement went out on Wednesday, the 32-year-old man was found.
“We have found him and I’ll leave it at that,” said William Sweeney, head of the New York FBI office.
It’s unclear what Kadirov’s connection is to the Tuesday attack. He is from the same country of origin (Uzbekistan) as the terror suspect, 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov. According to NBC, it’s not clear if Kadirov was aware of Saipov’s terror plot, but authorities have said “there is nothing that indicates he may have been involved in the attack.”
As previously reported, Saipov (seen below) is the suspect behind the terror attack in New York City. He is charged with killing eight people and injuring almost a dozen when he drove a rented
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An Alabama man and his wife are accused of murdering his second wife and her family after the woman left him when she discovered his bigamy, People magazine reports.
Married couple Christopher Henderson, 42, and Rhonda Carlson, 44, allegedly killed second wife Kristen Smallwood, 35, and her unborn child in 2015. Smallwood was nine months pregnant at the time of her death.
The couple allegedly shot or stabbed Kristen to death before cutting the child from her womb and stabbing the infant multiple times, police said.
They also allegedly killed Smallwood’s son, Clayton Chambers, 8; Smallwood’s mother, Carol Smallwood, 67; and Kristen’s nephew, Eli Sokolowski, 1.
Security footage reportedly shows a couple entering a the home with a gas can and leaving as the house burns down. All of the family members died before the arson, except Sokolowski, who was stabbed but who ultimately died from asphyxia in the flames.
The pair was
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