Officials identify burned remains

Officials said the body of Sherell Baldwain was found burning in this SE Houston field

June 18, 2011 10:14:08 AM PDT
The body of a woman found burned in a field in southeast Houston has been identified. Investigators at the Harris County Institute of Forensic Science identified the remains as Sherell Baldwin.

Baldwin's remains were found behind a business on Scranton and Easthaven around midnight Thursday. They were on fire, officials said.

According to workers at a nearby business, it was a small fire captured on surveillance cameras that first caught the eye of an outside security company.

A guard there called 9-1-1, but it wasn't until firefighters arrived that authorities realized it was a woman's body on fire.

Police still have little to go on, but they do believe someone dumped Baldwin's body and then intentionally set it on fire.

Anyone with any information about Baldwin's death is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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