Tenth US trans death of 2018 confirmed as body found Texas creek

Dallas Police release sketch of 2nd transgender woman found dead in a week

"Officers pulled what they said was the body of a black, transgender woman, approximately 5'3" and 130 pounds. The girl was carrying a black shirt and black scrub trousers, and Castro stated there have been no figuring out marks on the physique.

The Dallas Police Department said Flores-Pavon was murdered.

The case is now classified as an unexplained death pending a cause of death determination from the Dallas County Medical Examiner's office.

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.

It's unclear how the woman died, and she has not been identified. But still, McMurray said, the deaths of two trans women in Dallas just days apart is a reminder of the systemic factors making life more hard - and more risky - for trans people every day.

Dallas Police release sketch of 2nd transgender woman found dead in a week
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When Flores-Pavon's body was discovered, police said there was "no evidence at this time to suggest this homicide was the result of a hate crime". Monica Roberts, of the Dallas-based organization Black Transwomen Inc., attended the vigil and expressed dismay at Dallas police's decision not to investigate Flores-Pavon's homicide as a hate crime.

They're hoping someone will recognize her and contact them.

According to Human Rights Watch, there have been 113 trans and non-binary people killed in the country since 2013.

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