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Police look at whether transgender women's deaths connected

1 month 5 days 5 hours ago Tuesday, May 21 2019 May 21, 2019 May 21, 2019 4:09 PM May 21, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

DALLAS (AP) - Police in Dallas say they are investigating whether the killings of two transgender women and an assault on a third are connected.

Maj. Vincent Weddington said Tuesday during a news conference that there are similarities in the three cases. No arrests have been made.

The most recent killing occurred over the weekend. Twenty-three-year-old Muhlaysia Booker was found shot to death Saturday. Her death came a month after a cellphone video showed her being brutally beaten in a separate incident.

Police say the first killing, which was also a fatal shooting, occurred last October.

They say the assault happened in April and the victim was stabbed repeatedly.

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