Man’s Body Found in Dallas Creek

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A man was found dead last Wednesday in a creek in Dallas.

The Dallas Police Department (DPD) dispatched officers on March 22 to a call at the 2500 block of Walnut Hill Lane, where they found the dead body of Rolando Mosqueda, 39, in a creek, according to DPD Beat.

The death is being investigated as a homicide, and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

DPD asks anyone with any information that could help with the homicide investigation to call 214-671-3675 or email [email protected]

Crime Stoppers will pay $5,000 for any tips that lead to the arrest and indictment of the person responsible. Crime Stopper’s phone number is 214-373-8477.

This is not the first time in recent memory that a body has been found in a Dallas creek. There have been at least two other instances also investigated as homicides. One resulted in a murder charge.

In February, The Dallas Express reported that a body was found in a creek in Pleasant Grove after police responded to a call in the 1500 block of North Prairie Creek Road. DPD is still investigating.

In January, the body of 16-year-old Venus Rodriguez was discovered in Oak Cliff Creek, as previously reported by The Dallas Express. A man whom Rodriguez was allegedly dating, 22-year-old Arturo Flores, has been charged with her murder.

There was also the rotting body of a woman suspected to be homeless or vagrant discovered last fall in Joe’s Creek, the story of which The Dallas Express broke last month.

Dallas has been seeing a rise in murders this year, with DPD logging a 30.36% increase year-to-date, according to a report by DPD.

So far, in 2023, as of Tuesday, there have been 73 murders committed within the city limits. At this time last year, there were only 56.

Mosqueda’s body was found in City Council Member Omar Narvaez’s District 6. Despite being one of the city’s high-crime districts, Narvaez is one of seven city council members that have never been named Crime Boss by The Dallas Express.

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