Woman Dies After Reportedly Receiving Illegal Butt Injections

| by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades

The pursuit of a curvier posterior apparently killed Wykesha Reid, 34, who died after receiving black-market butt injections.

Reid, a nursing home staffer, went to the Deep Ellum salon in Dallas, Texas, three times without any problems. When she went back for her fourth round of injections on Feb. 18, she died. Police found her body the next day - the salon had been cleaned out and abandoned.

Police aren't sure if the injections killed her. The Dallas County medical examiner is waiting for a toxicology report.

Patricia Kelley, 70, who raised Reid, had warned her about the injections. “Your butt’s getting too big,” Kelley told Reid. “But she got hooked on them booty shots.” 

Yesterday, police issued warrants for Denise Ross, 43, and Jimmy “Alicia” Clarke, 31, who have been charged with practicing medicine without a license. Ross and Clarke aren’t wanted in connection with Reid’s death - another client of theirs received the same butt injections and suffered from pain and psychological problems as a result.

In 2010, Ross was arrested for practicing medicine without a license.

Reid’s family wants the person who gave her the injections brought to justice because they failed to call for help.

“I want to see them on trial for murder,” said Reid’s 20-year-old daughter, Keaira Reid. “I’m very mad because anybody could have called 911.”

Ross and Clarke injected their clients with hydrogel and then sealed the site with Super Glue. The injections cost between $300 and $500 and were popular among exotic dancers and transgender women. 

Source: The Dallas Morning News, Daily Mail / Image via Steven Depolo/Flickr, Daily Mail