Residents At NW OKC Apartment Talk About Body Found In Burning Car


Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 5:49 pm
By: News 9


A body is found inside a burning car and police are calling the death a homicide.

The victim was found Sunday around 6:30 a.m. at a northwest Oklahoma City apartment complex and neighbors say they're not surprised.

So far, all investigators know, is that the person murdered inside the burned out car was a woman.

The State Medical Examiner is still working to figure out the woman's identity, pending dental records. Neighbors say the victim did not live at the complex, and may have been taken to the property, murdered, then set on fire.

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"I hear gunshots all the time. There are ambulances and fire trucks and police will be down here all the time," said a Willow Cliff Apt. resident.

"I was woken up by the red and blue lights, flashing in my window, and I just saw the police tape,"  said another resident. "I don't feel secure. I don't feel safe because I don't know exactly what happened there and it could happen to me or anybody else."

Police are still trying to determine if a separate fire on the property that night is in any way connected to the car fire.

Constant traffic comes in and out of the complex and neighbors say, without a working gate, a 'No Trespassing' sign does little to help with what seems like constant crime.

Still, no one has been arrested in the case and no suspects have been named. Anyone with information on OKC's 11th murder should call the Homicide Tip Line at (405) 297-1200.

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