Press Conference regarding Two Separate Homicides: Fair Oaks Crossing at Walnut Hill Lane and 11700 block of Dixfield Drive

Update: The victim in the White Rock Trail homicide has been identified as David Stevens W/M/3-16-62.

Original Post October 12, 2015 4:27 pm.

We are reporting the deaths of two victims in two separate murders today. 

This morning at approximately at 7:55 a.m., officers responded to several cutting/stabbing calls near Fair Oaks Crossing and Walnut Hill Lane.     

The victim, who had no identification on his person, appears to have been jogging on the trail. He is described as a W/M 25 to 30.  He was found on White Rock Creek Trail with injuries consistent with a large edged weapon.   He was transported to Presbyterian hospital, where he died from his injuries. 

The suspect in this murder, Thomas Johnson B/M 04/18/1994, admitted to committing the crime and has been arrested and will be charged with Murder.   At this time, It appears that Mr. Johnson picked his victim at random.

We are asking that anyone with information regarding the victim’s identity to please call the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at (214) 671-3584.

About thirty minutes later, at around 8:30 a.m., officers responded to the 11700 block of Dixfield Drive regarding a 2007 white Honda Odyssey in the creek. Upon the officers’ arrival, they found Zoe Hastings, W/F/18, deceased from obvious homicidal violence. 

Ms. Hastings family stated that she left home at approximately 4:45 p.m. yesterday evening, in a white 2007 Honda Odyssey, license plate BF62154 to attend a 5:00 p.m. class at her church which is located at 10700 block of East Lake Highlands Drive.

We are asking citizens who may have seen her or the white Honda Odyssey during this time period to call the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit (214) 671 -3584 or the Crime Stoppers Tip Line (214) 373- TIPS.