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Dallas police seek man in pregnant woman's death

Dallas police are searching for a 28-year-old man who they described as a person of interest in the beating death of a pregnant woman whose body was dumped on a roadside last week.

Her unborn baby did not survive, police said.

Dallas police identified the man as Manuel Edgar Perez who may be driving a red 2001 Dodge Ram four-door extended cab with Texas license plates. The plate number is 20CYV4.

The woman, 31-year-old Elena Reyna, who was five months pregnant, was found on the morning of March 2 in the 7800 block of Elam Road, near Buckner Boulevard in the Pleasant Grove neighborhood.

Witnesses who called 911 said they saw a man standing over Reyna and that he drove off in a red Dodge pickup truck when people stopped to help her.

Reyna was unconscious when she was taken to a Dallas hospital. She died about 7:15 a.m. Monday, police said.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-8477.

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