In just one week's time, two transgender women were found dead in Dallas, Texas.
Dallas officers responded to a report of a floating body at White Rock Creek on Saturday. By Tuesday, police revealed that the body was that of an unidentified trans woman. The victim is reportedly African American, about 5'3", 130 pounds, and was found wearing a black shirt and black scrub pants.
According to The Dallas Morning News, the victim's body, which was said to be "in a severe state of decomposition," was first discovered by a kayaker.
Investigators are unclear about the circumstances surrounding the incident, as they are still unable to determine the cause of death.
Three days prior to the report of the transgender victim's floating dead body, Dallas authorities found a transgender woman killed by "homicidal violence."
On May 9, Carla Patricia Flores-Pavon was found "unconscious" by Dallas Fire and Rescue in his apartment, where the victim was believed to be strangled, reports Fox 5. Witnesses say they saw an unidentified "Latin male" leaving Flores-Pavon's apartment before the victim was discovered and pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
Authorities do not believe the death was connected to a hate crime. It's also unclear if Flores-Pavon's murder is connected to the new case.