Dallas: Body of man found in Creek

Sketchy circumstances surrounding discovery

Body, found in Creek

 5300 block of Second Avenue spotted what they believed to be a body in a creek bed

Dallas: Work crews doing excavation work, in the 5300 block of Second Avenue, spotted what they believed to be a body in a creek bed on Wednesday. Dallas police said an excavation crew working near, Fair Park, found the body of a man who has been missing for more than three weeks.

It appeared a tree might have fallen on top of the victim. Investigators have identified the individual as Vashana Eugene Mims B/M/12-19-76. Vashana Eugene Mims, 36-year-old, was reported missing on February 5. According to a police report, Mims was on his way to the, Larry Johnson Recreation Center, at 3700 Dixon Avenue, to play basketball with a few Dallas officers. Instead, he called his partner at around 9 p.m., asked about their kids, and said he was on his way home. But he never made it; a friend of his told investigators that, Mims rode with him to the gym, but that was the last he saw of him.

Dallas police say his body was discovered this morning not far from the recreation center and Rochester Park. According to police, work crews were roughly a half-mile away from the recreation center, in the 5300 block of Second Avenue, when they saw something that resembled a body in a nearby creek bed. There, they discovered what they believed to be a body.

Investigators eventually identified the body as belonging to Mims, who, according to the initial missing-person report, “smokes PCP.” Dallas police say it appears a tree fell on him, but the official cause of death is pending an autopsy, by the Dallas County Medical Examiner. Right now, police say, his death is classified as unexplained.

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