- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas woman, who is accused of illegally practicing medicine after one of her clients, Wykesha Reid, died from a buttocks injection, faced a similar charge five years ago but was never prosecuted.

The Dallas Morning News (https://bit.ly/1NBVJsr ) reports that 43-year-old Denise Rochelle Ross was arrested in 2010 for practicing medicine without a license by the Glenn Heights Police Department, according to Detective Sgt. Kevon Howard.

According to an arrest warrant, Ross was detained after a female client told police she required surgery after her right buttock became infected from an illegal silicone injection. The client said at the time that she became ill after receiving her second injection, and had to be hospitalized for three days. When police searched the house where Ross practiced, they found a massage table, a gallon bottle with remnants of a “thick, clear substance,” syringes, needles and bloody paper towels.

The Dallas County district attorney’s office never filed formal charges against Ross, and it is unclear what happened to the case. The district attorney’s office has not returned requests by the paper for comments. There is no court file of that case.

Ross currently is being investigated in Reid’s death, whose body was found at Ross’ salon last month after she had received an injection. Police are awaiting a medical examiner’s report before deciding on possible charges for Ross. According to police, Ross was arrested after another client reported to police that she suffered from soreness and psychological trauma after receiving injections.

The paper’s phone calls to Ross’ attorney were not returned.

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Information from: The Dallas Morning News, https://www.dallasnews.com

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