Myra Ical, a local transgender woman, was found dead at 4300 Garrott Street on January 18. Houston Police Department homicide division sergeant B.E. Roberts and senior police officer R.W. Chappell, reported Ical’s body was discovered partially clothed in a field with no identification.
Ical, 51, was last seen wearing a black blouse, black jeans, and a black sweater. As this issue of OutSmart went to press, HPD had not released information regarding a motive in her murder or any known witnesses in the case.
“She went down fighting; she had a lot of bruising and defensive wounds when her body was found,” Cristan Williams, executive director of the Houston-based Transgender Foundation of America, commented in an e-mail.
“The Houston area now has seven open transgender murder cases in the past decade,” Williams added. “None of these murderers of transgender people have been brought to justice.”
Ical’s legal name was Ruben Dario Ical. Anyone with information is urged to contact HPD’s homicide division at 713/308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713/222-TIPS. –Nancy Ford