Once again it’s my sad duty to inform you that we have lost another trans woman due to anti-trans violence.
The location for this latest trans murder is right up I-45 from me in Dallas, TX. Our sister we lost far too soon is Carla Patricia Flores-Pavon and she was just 26 years old.
According to Dallas Voice reporting by David Taffet, the Dallas PD and Dallas fire department emergency units were called to her apartment in the Citadel at Preston complex at 6104 LBJ Freeway near Preston Rd at 4:17 PM.
A Latinx male was seen running from her apartment before Dallas fire department emergency response and police units were called. Her body was found strangled inside her apartment, and she was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.
DPD confirmed at a 3 PM CDT press conference Pavon died from homicidal violence, but there is according to them there is not enough evidence at this stage to investigate this case as a hate crime.
Carla is the 9th person we have lost to anti-trans violence this year in the US. She’s the seventh trans person of color and the second trans Latina we have lost in the US in 2018.
She also the first trans person in Texas we have lost this year. This murder also is infuriating me not only because it happened in my home state, but because she was just 26 years old.
She was just beginning to embark on her life journey, and who knows what Carla could have accomplished had she been allowed to simply live her life.
This is still an active DPD investigation, and as of yet there isn’t a designated person of interest in this case or any suspects at the time I’m writing this.
I’ll update the post as more news becomes available. If you’re in the DFW area and you have any information that will help solve the crime and bring Carla’s killer to justice, please call the Dallas Police Department or Dallas Crimestoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8377) You can also call DPD Detective Tommy Raley at 214- 283- 4856
TransGriot Update: Age that was written in the DPD report was incorrect according to the recently concluded press conference. Carla’s correct spelling on her name is with a C. Someone was spotted running from her apartment prior to Dallas police and fire department emergency response units being called.
If a vigil is being planned, will pass on that information. Post has been updated as of 3:45 PM CDT to reflect the latest info