Dallas police are investigating the murder of a male-to-female (MTF) transgender whose body was found in White Rock Lake on Sunday.

According to CBS 11, Dallas Fire-Rescue pulled the body of Chynai Lindsay, 26, from the murky water around 5:30 p.m. Police are concerned that Lindsay might be the latest victim of a serial killer who is targeting the LGBT+ community.

Dallas police are investigating two unsolved murders and multiple unprovoked attacks on MtF transgenders in the DFW area.

"We are concerned. We are actively investigating the case and have reached out to federal authorities for assistance," said Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall during a Monday afternoon news conference.

Chief Hall said Lindsay died of "homicidal violence." The FBI released the following statement on Monday:

"The FBI is committed to investigating all federal crimes and providing assistance to our local partners when asked. We will continue to work with the Dallas Police Department as well as all our community partners to address any concerns. If in the course of the local investigation, information comes to light of a potential federal civil rights violation, the FBI is prepared to assist."

At least three Black MTF transgenders were attacked and/or murdered in the city since 2017.


Muhlaysia Booker, a 23-year-old MtF transgender, was fatally shot around 6:40 a.m. near a golf course on May 18. Booker was killed weeks after being assaulted by a mob in a viral video that made national headlines.

Edward Thomas, 29, was arrested in connection with the attack on Booker. He was charged with assault and released on bond. Police say he is not linked to Booker's shooting death.

In October 2018, a MtF transgender was found shot to death in a vehicle parked in southeast Dallas, according to NBC News.

In April, a MtF transgender survived after being repeatedly stabbed in south Dallas. Police have no suspects in those cases.

"These cases, although not directly related at this time, do have some similarities the public needs to be aware of," Maj. Vincent Weddington told reporters at a news conference in May.

Two of the 3 victims got into a car near an intersection in the area of Spring Avenue and Lagow Street - just before the attacks, Weddington said.

All of the victims were sex workers.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    Oh no.? Please catch the murder(s). In the meantime I hope the community as a whole protects this particular Community as much as we would protect any other marginalized Community
    it's important that we be a force around all vulnerable beings. My heart to the families

  • tia

    No one deserves this type of treatment or death. However, our life choices along the lines have repercussions. Whether good or bad~~
    RIP Chynai

  • SandraRose

    It's difficult to protect people who consistently put themselves at risk.

  • Ms.Devereaux

    So this person may be targeting black mtf trans sex workers ????? Lord ppl be safe out here

  • MRiGOThim

    u are so right Auntie...why I can't use my pics/gifs anymore O_o

  • Junkanoo

    Blaming the victims isn't cool murdering psychopaths get a pass but the victims are exclusively at fault a load of bullocks

  • CaramelDrop

    Exactly- the area is a hot bed for prostitution. Mulaysia had no problem admitting daily activities include heauxing and beating up beaches - Mulaysia’s words, no mine. Whether it’s a real? or a ? murder is a risk of the trade.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    There is a current movement (at least current to me) to protect sex workers. I support this movement. The U.S. is a place where ostracizing and criminalizing sex work.. And Marijuana just to name a few...while hidden depravity is more common. They still deserve protection.

  • MRiGOThim

    maybe get a real job & not put themselves at risk by being a SEX WORKER O_0

  • Kayke

    I think it is irresponsible calling 3 murders over a 2 yr period, serial. They called it before this last individual lost his life. It seems dramatic.

  • Kayke

    When you engage in risky behavior, you should take some responsibility for the predicament you end up in. Not at all saying, one deserves to be murder, but getting into a stranger’s vehicle has never been a good idea for anyone. It’s a gamble and he lost.... sadly his life.

  • Navybeans95

    Serial killers, rapists.. do exist, ...and likely will never stop as long as we have free will...that fact alone got me not going anywhere alone at night work is dangerous...

  • Bree

    A lot of this seems like risky business. Of course, life is a hard and it is a risk. I wouldn't want to make it more difficult. I won't speak much on this, because I'm not a fan of this lifestyle. I pray for all involved in these acts that put their lives and the lives of others at risk.

  • Sushi

    Wow I really hate to hear this.

  • Miss Lady

    I suspect the person who is killing the lady boys has a propensity to enjoy their company but hates himself for it.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    If they were s3x workers I'm not sure a serial k1ller is on the loose. Men get pretty mad when they discover that a she is a he.
    Was there anything else in common?

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    When you say "But" you are indeed saying/supporting the very words preceding the "but"....IMO: sex work should be legalized for their protection. Not just for the sake of protection from violence but to protect social health. There is power/empowerment in knowledge and freedom.

  • NewNew

    Yeah , it's unclear whether these murders are even related . I'm not sure classifying them as serial is appropriate just yet. I hope they find the killer(s)

  • Roderick2011

    There's a specific definition of serial killer (method, motive, means, location).

    Time doesn't matter.

  • Junkanoo

    A lot of you people are clueless your brothers, sons, boyfriends and husbands enjoy sex with trans women and seek them out for sex it's a fetish and major turn on for a lot of closet cases trans women are in high demand for sex. Sex work is not a morality issue people get payed to have sex which does not make them less human or disposable beings .

  • che’lint

    How scary. Especially surviving multiple stab wounds. That is a extremely personal attack.

  • ?AndGodCreatedWoman?

    I is difficult to protect them. I would like to add that it is hard for folks to wrap their mind around how some of these sex workers operate. Unless one has experienced it for themselves, or have loved ones who do this type of work, it is difficult to understand the root causes for them living their lives this way. I personally know of sex workers who were in terrible condition as far as their mental health was concerned. Once they started to delve into the past in order to heal, they were no longer doing sex work. They empowered themselves by telling their story & redefining themselves as human beings. Many have gone on to become advocates for the voiceless & started organizations that are operating quite well because of their willingness to be transparent

    All in sure ain't an easy road. That is FO SHO!

  • Junkanoo

    Once again blaming the victims you sound like generations of men who blamed women for being raped they deserved it for dressing sexy, for being out late at nite, for sleeping with the bedroom windows open, for having a vagina. Jog on!

  • CardiB’sAbs

    “Sex work is not a morality issue”-that’s a lie.

  • Jas

    It ain't because they were sex workers. It because they were black gay

  • Jas

    Life is a risk

  • Trey

    found out she was he

  • Chile_Pleeze


  • EasyBreezy

    You've nailed it, IMO!

  • Intellectual by Nature!


  • Junkanoo

    If lve already blocked you am not interested in what you have to say not can I read your reply kick rocks

  • tintin

    Muhlaysia Booker looks like this girl i used to go to schoo with. that bish was a bully

  • Kayke

    I’m not a man.
    People nowadays lack accountability. This “victim blaming” people like to blurt out is ridiculous. It’s a shame a life is lost .... but there are people like him, still engaging in behaviors that he did.... those people can be saved by letting them know, better choices can be made. If you’re hanging out where people get shot at, and you get shot.... a better choice could’ve been made. People make poor choice all the time, but we can only speak on those if they don’t cost a life or an everlasting emotional scar. There is evil out here and one should take responsibility to let it in you atmosphere. Take care.

  • Kayke

    Time does in fact matter, along with the number of victims. They were and still are premature with this labeling.

  • Renee26

    Right... When the puzzle pieces all connect to one person that's all that's needed

  • Karen Brady

    No tolerance for bullies over here.

  • chan chan

    Pretending to be a woman isn’t worth your life.

  • Banka

    Bullsheet, that crap ain't normal....

  • Yoni7

    RIP to the victims. I pray they find this person and plaster his demonic self all over the news. Oh the embarrassment of you being low-down and dirty and then being outted. Sounds like somebody with a vengeance. OR somebody that goes out looking for @ss and KEEPS being drawn to MtF workers. #gaydarbroken #gaydarradar #gaydarraid

  • Yoni7

    I JUST said this before I read your comment. I TOTALLY agree!

  • Junkanoo

    You think the trans community actually gave a flying leap what you think or that your judgement will give them pause they aren't looking for your approval their making moves. Enjoy your hate pour it over some ice sip it nice and slow should eventually lead to heart disease or other health issues

  • Trace da Ace

    RIP to all of them....this is so damn sad....THIS IS AMERICA.

  • Marlika

    Call me cold hearted but I don’t a phawk but I could careless about this! The police don’t put in half of the effort when a Black Woman is killed or missing. ?

  • Parent

    Hmm I wonder if they were sex workers?

  • Sircaput

    Nahh this is a serial killer in the Dallas area and these women are being targeted.

  • Elevated Soul

    Serial killers will often target women prostitutes, so why is a man pretending to be woman somehow more of a victim than the many women prostitutes killed by serial killers?

  • Rayscoty

    So you continue to prostitute knowing there is a serial killer ..Never mind

    White Rock is a nice area . The homes and property are beautiful..

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  • The Vet

    Ummmm, how many bodies have been found there? That lake is on every murder show as the site for a dead body.

  • Trentaye

    Nah, THIS IS ANTI-GAY BLACK AMERICA! I GUARANTEE the murderer is a cisgender /heterosexual identifying black male.

  • Trentaye

    Hmmm... does this heterosexist n_ggah reasoning apply to the Central Park 5 who were @ the park beating and robbing people the night of the rape? Or does their heterosexual privilege simply shield them from all responsibility altogether?

  • Sweetness

    Or maybe it's a transgender wanna be who couldn't afford boobies. So he kills every full trans he/she sees. Goog movie plot huh?
    RIP to them.

  • Lady” Youngblood

    If y’all are going to expect this then they need there own community and stay out of straight men face,Walking around looking like a big man in women clothes every body don’t want to see that mess. You bold enough to walk around in a dam dress then be bold enough to die.Because that’s some sick sh!t

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  • onelove

    yeah....they need to find this person

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    they are all black MEN--it's probably a racist who hates black men and isn't even gay

  • SandraRose

    I think you're confusing male sex workers with female prostitutes. The difference is like night and day.

  • Patricia

    prostitution is a dangerous profession for men, women, and kids.

  • Janice Collins

    40 people were killed in May. Serial killer? Three since 2017? Dallas has been fail low key since about 2005. You can walk to the park anymore. The only connection I’m making is black people in a black area riddled with crime, drugs, and gangs. I guy i went to school with boarded up a house with people in it and set it on fire. I graduated from high school and left the next day and rarely go back.

  • Janice Collins

    Not it’s probably drugs, theft, and gangs. All the wealth is pretty much gone from Dallas. Color really doesn’t play a part anymore

  • Allihave2say

    Are you the serial killer? How can the look and presentation of a PERSON be justification for murder? This is like racists qualifying murder because a person is black.

  • Allihave2say

    Let's profile the possible killer based on patterns and known behavioral assessments:
    1. Likely a black male,
    2. Aged 25-40,
    3. Down Low who contracted HIV from an unknown M2F Trans,
    4. Either attractive or a very smooth talker,
    5. Moved from stabbing to shooting because he got cut, or didn't like the closeness of stabbing and blood spew, also shooting allows him to get the killing over faster where as stabbing may have required him to stay on the scene longer,
    6. Could possibly desire to be M2F but for social and religious reasons has not crossed over,
    7. Has a secret stash of women's clothing in his closet and was punished severely as a child for playing in his mother's clothing....

  • Allihave2say

    They aren't putting in a quarter of the effort now.

  • Lady” Youngblood

    If you walk around looking like a damn fool, you will be treated like a damm fool, and crazy do as crazy does, and these transgender people are mentally challenged. If you think that you can change anything god already done. Than your crazy, because god makes know mistakes so I’m saying there putting there own life in danger. Selling there body to turn there body into something there not and it’s not working out for them.Playing Russian roulette, with your life with all these crazy people walking around today you’re begging for death.