Cold Case Tuesday – Robin Avant

The Dallas Police Department continues to investigate the 2004 homicide of 38-year-old Robin Avant. On March 11, 2004, at about 12:25 am, Ms. Avant was found in a field with multiple stab wounds in the 5600 block of Maple Avenue.

Anyone with information on this homicide is asked to contact Detective Brian Fillingim by email at  brian.fillingim@dallaspolice.gov or 214-671-3617. Please refer to case number 175265-2004

Tips may be submitted through the Crime Stoppers Hotline at (877) 373-TIPS (8477) or by email at  www.ntcc.crimestoppersweb.com.

Help Needed with Identity of Male Found in the Trinity River

The Dallas Police Department and the Dallas County Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man found dead on January 18, 2023, in the area of the Loop 12 boat ramp. A passerby saw the man floating in the Trinity River and called for police.
 
The man is described as either White or Hispanic. He is approximately 5’7″ and has a surgically amputated right hand. The man also had numerous tattoos, which are pictured here. 
The name “Anthony Luna” was tattooed on his right shoulder, and the name “Jose” was tattooed across the knuckles of his left hand. He also had a tattoo of a woman on his lower left flank and a rosary on his left hand/arm. 
 
If anyone has any information regarding the identity of this man, please contact Forensic Investigations at 214-920-5900 and select option 1. 

Left arm.

 

 

Homicide at 2500 Marburg St.

 

 

On February 1, 2023, at around 5:45 pm, officers responded to a shooting call in the 2500 block of Marburg Street.

The preliminary investigation determined when officers arrived, they found Erica Davis, 38, inside the home with a gunshot wound.

Davis died at scene.

During the investigation, a witness, Donnie Moreland, 63, told officers Davis had shot herself.

On February 6, 2023, the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy and ruled Davis’s death a homicide.

Further investigation determined Moreland shot and killed Davis. A warrant for murder has been issued for Moreland’s arrest.

The investigation is ongoing and is documented under case number 018571-2023.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Joshua Romero 214-671-4226 joshua.romero@dallaspolice.gov

Crime Stoppers Information

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads 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, seven days a week.

Homicide at 2500 Perryton Drive

 

On February 5, 2023, at about 11:21 PM, Dallas police responded to a shooting in the 2500 block of Perryton Drive. The preliminary investigation determined a man was shot in an apartment by an unknown suspect. DFR responded and the man died. This remains an ongoing investigation that will be documented under case number 020810-2023.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Romano at 214-671-4096 or emmanuel.romano@dallaspolice.gov

Crime Stoppers Information

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads 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, seven days a week.

Homicide at 13200 Spanish Bat Court

On November 3, 2023 at about 11:05 PM Dallas Police responded to a shooting call in the 13200 block of Spanish Bay Court. The preliminary investigation determined; a man suffered multiple gunshots by an unknown suspect. Dallas Fire Rescue responded, and the victim died from his injuries. This remains an ongoing investigation that will be documented under case number 019660–2023.

If anyone has information on this offense, please contact Detective Travis French, #9182 by phone at 214-671-0112 or by email at travis.french@dallascityhall.com. 

Crime Stoppers Information

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads 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, seven days a week.

 

Man arrested in connection with tamarin monkey case at Dallas Zoo

Update: February 3, 2023, at 4:15 pm

Davion Irvin also has been charged with two counts of burglary to a building. 

These charges are in connection to the clouded leopard and tamarin monkey cases. 

The investigation into the death of the vulture is ongoing and Irvin is not linked to this case at this time. 

Irvin has been linked with to the clouded leopard, langur monkey and tamarin monkey case. 

Clarification: Earlier it was reported one burglary charge was tied to the langur monkey case. The charges are in connection to the clouded leopard and tamarin monkeys.

The investigation has linked Irvin to the langur case. 

Further charges are possible. 

Original Post: February 3, 2023 at 8:06 am

On February 2, 2023, Dallas Police arrested Davion Irvin, 24, in connection with the case involving emperor tamarin monkeys at the Dallas Zoo.

The preliminary investigation and help from the public identified Irvin as the man Dallas Police were looking to speak with regarding the missing monkeys at the Dallas Zoo.

On Thursday, Dallas Police received a tip Irvin was seen at the Dallas World Aquarium near animal exhibits.

When officers responded they saw Irvin get onto a DART rail. Officers later spotted Irvin in the 1400 block of Pacific and took him to Jack Evans Headquarters for questioning.

Irvin has been charged with six counts of Animal Cruelty- non-livestock.

The charges are in connection to the tamarin monkey case.

The investigation into all cases at the zoo are ongoing and further charges are possible.

Irvin was taken to the Dallas County Jail.

Critical Missing-Daylin Bell

Update: 5:53AM

Daylin Bell has been located and is safe.

Original Post:

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating the above Critical Missing Person Daylin Bell. On January 31, 2023, at about 10:42 pm Daylin Bell was last seen in the 9600 block of Forest Lane on foot. He may be confused and in need of assistance.

He is described as a 9-year-old black male. He is 4’3”, 112 pounds, and has black hair with brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie, black athletic leggings, and black and white tennis shoes.

Persons with information are asked to call the Police Department at 911 or (214) 671-4268. Please reference case number 018356-2023.

Dallas Police Investigating Missing Monkeys at Dallas Zoo

UPDATE: 6:10 pm

On January 31, 2023, at around 4:50 on, Dallas Police, with the help of the Lancaster Police Department, located the two missing tamarin monkeys from the Dallas Zoo.

Dallas Police received a tip the monkeys may be at an abandoned home in Lancaster.

Dallas Police, with Lancaster Police, went to the home and the home was empty and the monkeys were found in a closet.

The monkeys have been returned to the zoo.

The investigation is ongoing.

No arrests have been made.

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Dallas Police are looking for the public’s help in identifying the pictured individual.

Detectives are looking to speak with the man in regard to the two tamarin monkeys missing from the Dallas Zoo.

Anyone with information on the pictured individual, or in the case is asked to call Detective Edwin Saracay at 214-671-4509 or at Edwin.saracay@dallaspolice.gov.

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On January 30, 2023, Dallas Police were called to the Dallas Zoo after employees reported a monkey enclosure pen had been cut open and two animals were missing.

 

Officers responded and the preliminary investigation determined an intentional cut was made into a tamarin monkey enclosure at the zoo.

 

Two monkeys are missing, and it is believed the animals were intentionally taken from the enclosure.

 

The investigation is ongoing and documented under case number 017547-2023.

Homicide at 5800 Bonnie View Rd

Updated on January 31, 2023, at about 10:15 a.m.:

Dallas Police have identified the victim who died as 24-year-old Shermonda Lewis. 

The investigation is ongoing.

Original Post:

On January 30, 2023, at about 11:11 AM, Dallas Police were called to the 5800 block of Bonnie View Road for a shooting. The preliminary investigation determined when officers arrived they found four people shot, including a 5-year-old child. One man died at the scene. Two men and the child were transported to local hospitals. They were listed in stable condition. The investigation is ongoing and documented under case number 017663-2023.

Homicide at 7900 Mask Drive

On Sunday, January 29, 2023, at approximately 12:26 pm, Dallas Police responded to a call for service in the 7900 block of Mask Drive. Upon arrival, officers found the male victim lying on the ground with a gunshot wound. Dallas fire Rescue responded, and the victim died at the scene. This remains an ongoing investigation that will be documented under case number 017117-2023.

The Dallas Police Department is asking for anyone with information regarding this investigation to contact Homicide Detective Jacob White, at 214-671-3690 or by email at jacob.white@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case number 081795-2022. 

All media inquiries should be directed to DPD media relations at 214-671-4065 or email pio@dpd.dallascityhall.com

Crime Stopper Information

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads 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.