Community Awareness Bulletin

On October 21, 2016, Ann Marie Gilder was found severely beaten and unconscious in a vacant lot at the corner of  South Denley Drive and Adelaide Drive.  Ms. Gilder died from her injuries on November 3, 2016. 

Since then the Dallas Police Department has investigated three additional cases where females were severely beaten and possibly sexually assaulted.  All three of these victims survived the attacks, but suffered severe injuries.  In each case the female was walking alone at night when approached by a male suspect.   These attacks occurred along the Lancaster/Corinth Street Corridor between Ledbetter Drive and Clarendon Avenue.  The suspect has been described as a black male between the ages of 20 and 35. 

The Dallas Police Department asks that all citizens remain vigilant of their surroundings, avoid walking alone at night and call 9-1-1to report any suspicious activity. 

If anyone has any information about these attacks or any similar attacks on women in the area, please contact the Crimes Against Persons Division at 214-671-3593.

Below are a list of the locations and dates of the attacks. But we cannot confirm that these cases are linked but due to geographical locations we feel the public should be made aware.

Date: 10/21/16

Svc #252961-2016

Loc: 4807 S. Denley at Adelaide

Date: 11/1/16  2am

Svc #261642-2016

Loc: 2700 E. Overton at Sunnyvale

Date: 12/16/16 3:00 am

Svc #298491-2016

Loc: 3000 Springview

Date: 1/13/17 around 8:20pm

Svc#: 010381-2017

Loc: 1315 Strickland


Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at: (214) 373-TIPS (8477), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.