The Case of the Missing ‘Queen of Oak Lawn’

The rumpled, hunchbacked figure shuffled across the road before dawn Friday in Fort Worth. A man in a Jeep pulled over and jumped out. "LaCheryl!" he yelled. She stopped and turned. "Oh my gosh," he said. "I am so glad to see you." The woman didn't know it, but she was supposed to be dead.At least, thousands of people close to Dallas' LGBT community thought she was. LaCheryl Wilson, 64, is a homeless woman with mental health issues who has hung around the Oak Lawn neighborhood for the past three decades. Sometimes kind, sometimes hostile, she has acquired a nickname over the years: "Crazy Mary." The moniker might be a little rough, but the community loves her.   Continue reading...

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