DALLAS (KRLD) – The family of a Dallas woman has filed a civil lawsuit, claiming that botched butt injections led to her wrongful death.READ MORE: Arlington Police Officer Shoots, Kills Suspect Who Allegedly 'Drove Directly Towards Officer'
Wykesha Reid was found dead almost exactly two year ago at a warehouse in Deep Ellum, where she had been several times before to get butt injections. The lawsuit against the warehouse and suspects Denise “Wee Wee” Ross and Jimmy “Alicia” Clarke was filed by Reid’s daughter.
Both Ross and Clarke are charged with murder and the criminal case against them is ongoing. Reid’s family filed the lawsuit before the two year statute of limitations expired.
“We’re not necessarily seeking money in damages,” says the plaintiff’s attorney James Ames. “We leave that to the jury to decide. This has clearly been an operation for a long time, so what we want to know is who benefited from this and who knew what.”READ MORE: Small Plane Overturns At Dallas Executive Airport
The suit claims Reid had a reaction to the substance being injected, which Ames believes was a form of silicone. “We believe silicone was injected into Wykesha in a form that wasn’t safe,” he said. “It traveled through her bloodstream, into her heart and finally blocked one of her lungs.”
After the procedure Reid allegedly asked to lie down, at which point the suit claims both Ross and Clarke took her wallet and keys and drove away in her car.
There have been some criticizing on social media for Reid’s decision to trust the suspects to give her the implants. But Ames said, “People need to understand that she was under pressure, like many woman are, to conform to a certain body. And these were career criminals. They knew exactly how to prey on those insecurities.”MORE NEWS: Domestic Violence Incident Involving Gunfire Led To Dallas Apartment Gas Explosion, Court Documents Show
The defendant’s attorney has not responded to a request for comment.