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Dallas Police: Body Of Transgender Woman Found In White Rock Lake

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Dallas police say a transgender woman's body was pulled from White Rock Lake over the weekend, the latest death of a transgender person in the city.

Police say a game warden retrieved the body of Chynal Lindsey from White Rock Lake on Saturday after a passer-by reported it around 5:45 p.m. Police have not stated how she died, but they are classifying the case as a homicide.

Dallas Police Chief U. Renee Hall says the department has reached out to the FBI for assistance. 

“We are concerned,” Hall said. “We are actively and aggressively investigating this case and we have reached out to our federal partners to assist us in these efforts.”

The discovery of Lindsey's body follows a string of violent crimes against transgender women in Dallas over the last several months. Police are already investigating whether the shooting deaths of two transgender women and the nonfatal stabbing of a third are connected.

In May, someone killed 23-year-old Muhlaysia Booker a month after a cellphone video showed her being brutally beaten in a seemingly separate attack.