Woman's body found burned behind home on Detroit's west side

DETROIT (WXYZ) - A woman’s body is found was found burned in the backyard of a home on Detroit’s west side.

The woman had no identification on her and police are asking the public for help in order to find out who she is and what actually happened to her.

The woman was found in the backyard of a home on Kentucky near Puritan, and suffered at the hands of the person or persons who killed her.

“That could have been my daughter or anyone’s daughter!  It’s sad.  It hurt me. I came in here and cried,” said the woman who lives across the street. She did not want to be identified.

Another neighbor found the body this morning. Police say someone bound the woman, lit her on fire and then dumped her in the backyard of the home.

“My God, I said, what are they going to do next around here? Why don’t they do something like clean up the streets?” said the woman.

Kentucky and Puritan streets are a rough neighborhood says the woman who lives across the street.

“Drug addicts.  Nothing but drugs,” said the woman.

Police are waiting for the medical examiner to determine a cause of death.

If you have any information on who the woman is or what happened, please call Detroit police.

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