Woman’s body found burning on Antioch trail

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A woman’s body was found burning on a foot trail in Antioch. 

According to a press release from Antioch Police Department, a resident called around 5:36 a.m. on Monday and reported a small fire on the paved trail located north of Lopez Drive. 

The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (FPD) were dispatched to the scene, where they found a human body on fire. 

FPD called Antioch police and determined the victim to be a woman. The victim died of her injuries on the scene. 

Her identity, race, and age are still unknown. The suspect(s) have left the scene and have not been found. 

Detectives are interviewing witnesses as well as residents in the area to identify the victim and any potential persons of interest.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the APD non-emergency line at 925-778-2441 or Detective Whitaker at 925-779-6890. You can also text a tip to 274637 using the keyword ANTIOCH.