Homicide at Crawford Park

On Thursday, January 23, 2020, at approximately 10:51 a.m., Dallas police responded to a call for service from a 911 caller reporting a dead person near the east tree line of the Crawford Park located at 375 N. Prairie Creek Road.  Upon arrival, officers found an unidentified Latin male face down, and he appeared to have died of homicidal violence.

On Friday, January 24, 2020, the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office have identified the unidentified victim as Franklin Alexander Mercado, a 16-year old Latin male.  

If anyone has any information regarding this murder investigation, please contact Detective Guy Curtis at 214-671-3633 or via email:  guy.curtis@dallascityhall.comPlease refer to case number 015120-2020.


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