Police responded to a report of a capturing within the 7200 block of Valley Glen Drive at round 6:40 a.m. Saturday, Dallas Police Main Vincent Weddington mentioned.
“Upon arrival, officers discovered the complainant mendacity face down on the street — deceased from homicidal violence,” Weddington mentioned throughout a information convention on Sunday.
The girl was not carrying identification however the health worker positively recognized her as Muhlaysia Booker on Sunday afternoon, he advised reporters.
In a separate April incident, Booker was assaulted by a number of males within the parking zone of a Dallas residence complicated, after what police mentioned was a minor visitors accident.
Sufferer attacked in separate assault in April
One man, Edward Thomas, was arrested and faces expenses over the April 12 assault, however Weddington mentioned Thomas had not been linked to Booker’s demise.
“There’s nothing right now to attach Mr. Edward Thomas and the offense that occurred yesterday,” he mentioned. Police are unaware of Thomas’ present whereabouts.
Police are nonetheless attempting to determine others who participated within the April assault, which was captured on video, Weddington mentioned. The suspects have been reported to have used homophobic slurs and the assault was flagged as a hate crime.
On Sunday, Weddington inspired members of the general public with info on both case “to come back ahead with info to carry closure to each these offenses.”