Second Transgender Woman Found Dead In Dallas Within One Week

The unidentified victim was wearing a black shirt and black scrub trousers.

Police are asking for the general public's assist in figuring out a transgender girl whose physique was present in a creek bordering a northeastern Dallas residential neighborhood. Investigators have ruled the death unexplained pending further tests from the medical examiner's office. 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 unsafe - for trans people every day.

The body, first discovered by a kayaker, was found "in a severe state of decomposition", the Dallas Morning News reported citing Dallas police. Police are calling her death a homicide.

It's unclear how the woman died, and she has not been identified. Leslie McMurray, a trans rights advocate with the Dallas-based Resource Center, an LGBTQ community center, said in a phone interview on Wednesday that she's taking a "wait and see" approach, waiting for authorities to determine whether the woman found dead on Saturday is another homicide victim.

Monica Roberts, a board member of local charity Black Transwomen Inc., regretted the case hadn't been handled as such.

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

Flores-Pavon was the ninth trans woman to be murdered in the USA so far this year.

A United Kingdom man who was choked by teens for being gay said there needed to be better education about LGBT issues.

He told the Evening Standard he would be donating it to LGBT charities Diversity Role Models and Just Like Us, which work to educate about LGBT people and tackle homophobia, biphobia and transphobic bullying.

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