Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Work crew finds body of missing man near South Dallas creek
He was reported missing February 5.
On February 5, 36-year-old Vashana Eugene Mims was reported missing: He and his buddy went to play basketball with some Dallas police officers at the Larry Johnson Recreation Center on Dixon Avenue, but Mims never went inside. Instead, he called a woman at around 9 p.m., asked about their kids, and said he was on his way home.
But Mims never made it: Dallas police say his body was discovered this morning by work crews in a creek bed not far from the rec center and Rochester Park.
According to police, a crew was doing some excavation work in the 5300 block of Second Avenue, close to the Dixon Avenue intersection. There, they espied what they believed to be a body. Investigators eventually identified it as Mims, who, according to the initial missing-person report, “smokes PCP.”
Right now, police say, his death will be classified as an unexplained death until the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office rules on the cause of death.
But Dallas police say there is one clue: “It appeared a tree may have fallen on top of the complainant.”
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