The victim is described as a black female, approximately 5-foot, 3-inches tall and about 130 lbs. She was wearing a black shirt and black scrub trousers, with no tattoos or distinct markings.
Police are asking for the general public's assist in figuring out a transgender girl whose physique was present in a creek bordering a northeastern Dallas residential neighborhood.
Castro says police had been awaiting outcomes of an post-mortem by the Dallas County medical expert's workplace.
DALLAS-"My heart breaks every single time, its hard to come to work some days because i just want to sit at home and cry", Leslie McMurray from Resource Center said.
Police said Carla Patricia Flores-Pavon, 26 (below), was found unconscious in her apartment last Wednesday, and she was pronounced dead at a hospital.
On Sunday, mourners held a vigil for Flores-Pavon at a local church, NBC 5 reported.
Dallas police said she was severely decomposed and didn't have an ID or any identifying marks.
Monica Roberts, a board member of local charity Black Transwomen Inc., regretted the case hadn't been handled as such.
"As people are educated about the issues of transgender folks, either on the transfeminine or transmasculine spectrum", Roberts said, "acceptance follows along".
According to Human Rights Watch, there have been 113 trans and non-binary people killed in the country since 2013.
A United Kingdom man who was choked by teens for being gay said there needed to be better education about LGBT issues.