SayHerName Rubi Dominguez
On Friday July 16th in Arlington TX, Arlington police were called to the 2100 block of N. Collins Street around 3:30am to find the victim Rubi Dominguez dead from injuries believed to be from a hit and run. During their investigation they verified that Dominguez ’cause of death was indeed from a vehicle and even have a model and color but no suspects.
Police now believe the vehicle involved was orange and possibly a Mitsubishi Mirage. Again this happened in the 2100 block of N. Collins Street. and fled the scene southbound on Collins.
Anyone with information about the deadly hit-and run can call Crash Investigator S. Bridges at 817-575-8602 or Sgt. J. Brown at 817-575-8815. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers of Tarrant County at 817-469-8477 (TIPS). Reference Arlington Police Department report #2021-01970061. *Please note that they have Rubi listed under her deadname and not as Rubi so please use the report number #2021-01970061
It’s been a known fact that when it comes down to proper media coverage of trans murders we often see misgendering and deadnaming. Also in the Dallas/Fort worth area there was the recent murder of Kiér Lapri Kartier who following her murder she was misgendered and disrespected by local media in an article titled “Police investigate murder of man dressed as woman!”. Sadly Rubi Dominguez’s story was done a similar way, Telemundo Dallas did a story on Rubi in which they misgendered her and deadnamed her even though the family used the correct pronouns and name Telemundo still used the wrong ones. This has prompted this article to honor, respect and inform our readers of this murder with hopes of justice for Rubi and her family.
Rubi’s family and friends are missing their daughter, sister and friend. TransGriot joins them in calling for justice for Rubi! TransGriot and all of our contributors stand with the Dominguez family during these hard times and will continue to lift Rubi’s name and honor her life. This would make Rubi the 39th trans murder that we’re aware of and the 4th trans person murdered out of the Dallas area. Very special thank you to Stacey Monroe for the connection and information.