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Kendrell Lavar Lyles, 34, has been charged with three counts of homicide. Dallas police arrested Kendrell Lavar Lyles in connection with the murder of a transgender woman, Malaysia Booker, as well as two other homicides, police said Wednesday.
Dallas Police Department major Max Geron said a suspect is also a person of interest in the death of another transgender woman, Chynal Lindsey, 26. Divers pulled her body from White Rock Lake on June 1, CBS Dallas / Fort Worth reports.

“During the investigation of two other homicides, detectives realized Lyles drove the same type of car that is believed to have picked up Muhlaysia Booker on May 18, 2019,” said Geron. “We don’t know the motive for murder at this point.”
Booker was found shot to death in May, one month after she was a victim of a brutal beating, which was recorded and posted on social media. A mob of men attacked her, while others spewed homophobic pejoratives and slurs at her.

Muhlaysia Booker Was Killed and Brutal Beating Attack

Before she was killed, Muhlaysia Booker had been the victim of a viral beating attack in Dallas, Texas in April 2019.
The viral video of the beating occurred after a minor traffic incident. USA Today reported that Booker, 23, was later shot to death.
The person who beat Booker is not the same person who murdered her. Edward Thomas was accused in the beating.

Muhlaysia Booker was identified by police as a transgender female. On Saturday, May 18, 2019, at approximately 6:44 a.m., Dallas police “responded to a shooting call in the 7200 block of Valley Glen Drive. Upon arrival, officers found …(the) Black female, lying face down in a public street. Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and pronounced the victim deceased from homicidal violence,” a police press release said.

Police asked that “anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Homicide Detective David Grubbs at 214-671-3675 or via email at Please refer to Case Number 098748-2019.”
During the course of this investigation, “it was discovered that the homicide victim, Muhlaysia Booker, was also the victim of a brutal attack that occurred on April 12, 2019, at about 11:23 p.m.,” wrote police.

Lyles Is a Suspect Person Death of a Transgenders

Although Lyles is only being accused of one transgender victim’s death at this time, he is a person of interest in another case, Geron said.
Chynal Lindsey, 26, was a transgender woman whose body was found in a Lake near Dallas on June 1. Dallas Police Chief U. Reneé Hall confirmed Lindsey’s death, saying that police found “obvious signs of homicidal violence” on her body. Lyles is a person of interest in that case, according to the police commander.

According to Lindsey’s Facebook, she was a caretaker at Alpha Home Health Care. Previously, she studied computer-science at Prairie State College and attended Rich East High School prior to that.

More Than 26 Transgender Women Died Violently Last Year But Police Say Lyles’ Motive Is Not Clear

According to the Human Rights Campaign, in 2018, more than 26 transgender people died violently in the United States, with the majority being black transgender women. However, in the Lyles case, police stopped short of determining a motive in the deaths.
“Some of these cases involve clear anti-transgender bias. In others, the victim’s transgender status may have put them at risk in other ways, such as forcing them into unemployment, poverty, homelessness and/or survival sex work,” the Human Rights Campaign site noted.

“While the details of these cases differ, it is clear that fatal violence disproportionately affects transgender women of color, and that the intersections of racism, sexism, homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia conspire to deprive them of employment, housing, healthcare and other necessities, barriers that make them vulnerable.”

The Transgender Community Statements

For obvious reasons, the series of attacks left Dallas’s transgender community “on edge,” according to the Texas Tribune.
Another victim according to the Tribune: Brittany White, 29, found shot to death in a car in southeast Dallas. There is no indication at this time of any link between Lyles and that case.
The Dallas Morning News reported previously that authorities believed Booker’s death was similar to the deaths of two other transgender women.
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