Homicide at 3000 S Ledbetter Drive

Update: May 11, 2022

A second arrest has been made in the homicide of Juanita Rodriguez. Gloria Flores, a 53-year-old female was taken into custody on April 29, 2022, and charged with murder. Flores is in the Dallas County Jail and a magistrate will set her bond amount.

Update: April 22, 2022

Dallas Police Homicide detectives have arrested 65-year-old Clinton Smith for Murder. Smith is in the Dallas County Jail and a magistrate will set his bond amount.

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On Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at 2:32 p.m., Dallas Police responded to a call regarding a body at 3000 S. Ledbetter Drive. Upon arrival, officers found a body wrapped in a plastic tarp on the side of the street. Homicide detectives, Crime Scene, Dallas County Medical Examiner field agents responded and processed the scene.  The race, gender, cause of death, and identity of the victim were pending based on the medical examiner’s autopsy.

 On April 21, the victim was identified as 54-year-old Juanita Rodriguez. This unexplained death has been reclassified as a murder based on the medical examiner’s autopsy which determined the victim died from a gunshot wound. Rodriguez was reported missing by her family on Saturday, April 16 to the Duncanville Police Department. On Monday, April 18, 2022, Rodriguez’s vehicle was found by Dallas Police abandoned on Navy Avenue.

 The motive and circumstances surrounding this murder are under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective John Valdez at 214 671-3623.