Texas police: Transgender woman killed weeks after filmed assault

By Darryl Coote |UPI |

May 20 (UPI) — A transgender woman who was attacked last month by a group of men in Texas was found dead over the weekend, police said.

Dallas Police Department Maj. Vincent Weddington of the crimes against persons division said Sunday night Muhlaysia Booker, 23, had been killed.

Weddington said during a news conference police were responding to a shooting call early Saturday when they found Booker lying face down in the street, “deceased from homicidal violence.” Booker was identified the following day, as there was no identification on the body, he said.

The woman’s death comes weeks after she was assaulted. A 29-year-old suspect in her beating last month was not believed to be connected to her death.

“There is nothing at this time to connect [the man] and the offense that occurred [Saturday],” Weddington said.

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