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Utility Workers Discover Body in Oak Cliff Field


Crime scene caution tape | Image by Prath

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On Tuesday, April 5, City of Dallas workers found a body in a field in East Oak Cliff.

The body was discovered by water utility workers at 2630 52nd Street, near East Ledbetter Drive. Officers who arrived on the scene determined the victim died of “homicidal violence.” The victim was described as an adult black male.

Dallas Police are currently investigating and have not determined a motive or the death’s circumstances. The Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct forensic tests to determine the victim’s identity.

The Dallas Homicide Unit asks that anyone with information about this incident contact Detective Chad Murphy at 214-283-4934 or [email protected] and reference case number 059393-2022.

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