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Dallas police find transgender woman murdered in White Rock Lake

Dallas police find transgender woman murdered in White Rock Lake

Jason Haslett Chynal Lindsey transgender
Chynal Lindsey Photo courtesy of DPD

The Dallas Police Department is asking the public for assistance regarding the murder of another transgender female, and has called in the FBI to consult.

On June 1, at approximately 5:32 pm, Chynal Lindsey, a transgender female from Arlington, was found in White Rock Lake, at 4100 W. Lawther Dr.

Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that the victim died as a result of homicidal violence.

Two other transgender women have been murdered in the past three years, and a third was assaulted. The Dallas Police Department has been searching for a link between the three crimes.

Their search comes after Muhlaysia Booker, a 23-year-old transgender woman, was found murdered on May 18. She was found in the 7200 block of Valley Glen Drive at around 6:40 am near the Tenison Park Golf Course.

Booker received national attention after she was beaten on April 12 following a car accident; the beating was caught on video. Edward Thomas was arrested on April 15 for his role in the attack.

At a press conference on June 3, Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall said that the department is "actively investigating the case" and has reached out to federal authorities for assistance in finding a motive and whether the murders are connected.

Dallas' force is currently down by approximately 500 officers.

Anyone with information regarding this offense is asked to contact Detective Erica King at 214-671-3684 or erica.king@dallascityhall.com, and refer to case #109919-2019.