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 saw a Latin male fleeing her apartment at the time of her attack, according to NBCDFW in Dallas Fort-Worth. He has not been identified and no arrests have been made.
Crime Stoppers has offered up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest. Call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There is no evidence at this time to suggest that the two deaths are related.
Flores-Pavon is the ninth transgender person to be murdered in 2018, according to The Human Rights Campaign which also reported that in 2017, 28 transgender people were murdered.