DALLAS, Texas (PIX11) — A Texas woman was found dead in an abandoned salon after receiving black-market butt injections.
Wykesha Reid, 34, had received injections at the Deep Ellum salon several times before, the Dallas News reports. Patricia Kelley, 70, raised Reid since she was a child, and recalls telling her that her “booty was getting too big,” but she didn’t listen. “But she got hooked on them booty shots,” Kelley said.
On Feb. 18, Reid went to get a fourth round of injections, but never made it out of the salon alive. Her body was found inside the building, which had been cleared out, and her purse and cellphone were missing.
The salon’s owners, Denise Ross, 43, and Jimmy Clarke, 31,who also is known as Alicia, have warrants out for their arrests. Although the pair can’t be charged in Reid’s death until the Medical Examiner rules the illicit shots caused her demise, they are wanted for practicing medicine without a license in several other cases.
Former clients of Ross’ and Clarke say they used hydrogel to artificially inflate their clients’ rear-ends, and sealed the wounds with Super Glue for $300 to $500. The phoney docs apparently targeted strippers and transgender women.
Last year, a New York City woman died after receiving silicone injections in her buttocks by an unlicensed beautician. The New Jersey woman has since been charged with manslaughter.