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Stripper Dies After Receiving Butt Injections Inside Hotel Room

Stripper Dies After Receiving Butt Injections Inside Hotel Room
Date Posted: Friday, August 7th, 2015
Authorities in the St. Louis area are investigating the death of a woman who received illegal buttocks injections and said there could be a link to a similar Dallas case.

Daysha Phillips, 22, died Thursday, four days after she went with three other women to a hotel near Lambert-St. Louis International Airport for the buttocks-enhancing procedure, said her aunt, Marie Cooper.

On Tuesday, police in Edmundson, Mo., said they contacted Dallas investigators about the possible involvement of Denise “Wee Wee” Ross, 43, who was arrested on a murder charge in the February death of a Dallas woman. Ross has been out on bond since June 11. Ross’ attorney, Demarcus Ward, could not be reached for comment.

“I’m feeling it is one and the same,” Miklos Hurocy, the Edmundson police chief, said of the suspect in his department’s case and the one in Dallas. “That’s pretty much what we’re thinking.”

Hurocy said the detective was still early in his investigation and was reviewing dozens of hours of surveillance video. Hurocy said police hadn’t confirmed the identities of suspects involved. He said police believe there were at least two suspects, both female.

Hurocy said his detective researched the Dallas case, in which Ross and a transgender woman, Jimmy “Alicia” Clarke, are accused of fatally injecting Wykesha Reid, 34, whose body was found in a Deep Ellum salon Feb. 19.

Ross and Clarke, 32, have each been indicted on a murder charge in Reid’s death. They are also charged with practicing medicine without a license in another case, in which a woman told police they injected her buttocks for $520, causing her extreme pain, then closed up the sites with Super Glue and cotton balls. Both cases were reported at the Deep Ellum salon.

After Ross was released on bond, she was placed on house arrest with an electronic ankle monitor for the first month, but a judge released her from the monitor on July 10. Online court records don’t say whether Ross was prohibited from leaving the state.

Ward, Ross’s attorney, posted her bond by paying $4,500, said Raul Reyna, spokesman for the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department.

Clarke was released on bond June 10.

Deaths from illegal buttocks injections have been reported around the country. Reid’s death is believed to be the first in Dallas, and the medical examiner ruled it a homicide.

An autopsy showed Reid died of pulmonary silicone embolization stemming from the cosmetic procedure. The medical examiner’s finding means the silicone somehow entered Reid’s veins, traveled through her heart and ended up trapped in her lungs, medical experts have said.

Comparing the Dallas case with the St. Louis-area case, “a lot of things looked the same, a lot of the same characteristics,” Hurocy said.

Phillips went to the hotel with three other women, one of whom backed out of the procedure, said Cooper. She said her niece had undergone the procedure before. Cooper said the person performing the butt-enhancing procedure charged approximately $300 per person.

Soon after, Phillips fell ill and suffered a cardiac arrest, Cooper said. “They heard her moaning and gasping for air, wide-eyed … like a rag doll,” she said. Phillips was taken to Christian Hospital and later transferred to another hospital, where she died.

“We are reaching out and grasping right now to see what we can do to bring knowledge to this situation so nobody else winds up in this kind of condition,” Cooper said. “People do need to talk about this. It’s happening everywhere. … I want people to take this seriously.”

Ross was arrested in 2010 after a woman told Glenn Heights police that Ross injected her buttocks, causing pain and medical complications. She was booked on a charge of practicing medicine without a license. But she was never prosecuted in that case, and the Dallas County district attorney’s office hasn’t said why.

Source: thedallasmorningstar

Date Posted: Friday, August 7th, 2015 , Total Page Views: 55879

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