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DALLAS — Dallas police are meeting with several communities over the next few weeks to discuss unsolved murders in each of the specific geographic areas.

The Homicide Unit is hosting the events in hopes of building relationships and fostering a sense of trust with the communities. Detectives want to not only educate residents on what all goes into the investigation of a murder, but also explain the crucial role citizens have in the things that happen in their neighborhoods.

Additionally, police are hoping opening up the lines of communication will help detectives with unsolved cases. Deputy Chief Thomas Castro said detectives will present three or four unsolved murders at each meeting and will also hold a Q & A to answer questions or discuss any other cases within each community.

DPD Homicide Detectives Community Meeting schedule:

Monday, January 30, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. – Salem Institutional Baptist Church (inside the sanctuary),3918 Crozier Street


Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. – Cedar Crest Cathedral, 1616 E. Illinois Avenue

Cases to be discussed at this meeting:

Victim Kydell Hoye
BM, 22
February 26, 2016
3107 Utah Avenue
Case number 046868-2016

Victim Maria Romero Villegas
LF, 58
September 7, 2016
3410 Kellogg
Case number 215545-2016

Victim Justin Manning
BM, 28
February 11, 2016
710 E. Ann Arbor
Case number 034238-2016

Victim Michael Cannon
BM, 45
July 19, 2016
S. Beckley Ave & Hobson Ave.
Case Number 173705-2016


Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. – Lake Highlands Recreation Center, 9940 Whiterock Trail

Victim: Michael Bravo
Date of Death: July 22, 2016
Address: 9750 Royal Ln.
Beat:244

On July 22, 2016, Dallas Police responded to a shooting call at 9750 Royal Ln., where they found the victim, Michael Bravo L/M 25-years-old, suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

Victim: Derrick Willis
Date of Death: July 29, 2016
Address: 9520 Royal Ln.
Beat:213
On July 29, 2016, Dallas Police responded to a shooting call at 9520 Royal Ln., where they found the victim, Derrick Willis B/M 27-years-old, deceased from gunshot wounds.

Victim: Adan Zavala
Date of Death: October 24, 2016
Address: 9747 Forest Lane
Beat: 255
On October 24, 2016, Dallas Police responded to the shooting call at 9747 Forest Lane. Officers found the victim, Adan Zavala L/M 48-years-old, shot in the breezeway of one of the apartment buildings. The victim was taken to an area hospital where he later died.


Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. – Fretz Park Library, 6994 Beltline Road