Suspect Arrested, Charged in Woman’s Disappearance at 11927 East Freeway

Suspect Arrested, Charged in Woman’s Disappearance at 11927 East Freeway


Charges have been filed against a suspect in the disappearance and presumed death of a woman from 11927 East Freeway (East Interstate Highway 10) about 2:15 a.m. on September 22, 2023.  

The suspect, Yoland J. Washington, 51, is charged with murder in the 337th State District Court.  Washington is currently in custody in the Dallas County Jail and a Dallas County Jail booking photo of Washington is attached to this news release.

The body of the victim, Ms. Deundrea Ford, 22, has not been located at this time.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant R. Montalvo and Detective D. Higgs reported:

On September 22, 2023, Ms. Ford left her place of work with an unknown male in a white Ford Transit van.  Friends and family members were unable to make contact with Ford and, on September 23, she was reported missing.  The HPD Missing Persons Unit and the HPD Homicide Division initiated an investigation into the incident.

Further investigation and evidence identified Washington as the suspect in this case and he was linked to Ford’s death.  Washington was arrested in Dallas, Texas on an unrelated charge and he remains in the Dallas County Jail awaiting extradition to Harris County.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or speak anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Yoland J. Washington
Dallas County Jail

VHS/JKS  1-14-24
Inc. #136508723