Unknown woman found dead near burning car in wooded area

HOUSTON, TEXAS (KTRK) -- Deputies are investigating after a woman was found dead next to a burning car in north Houston.

The Ponderosa Volunteer Fire Department responded to a heavily wooded area behind Red Oak Street just after 6 p.m. They found a burning car and just outside of the car, a woman dead. She was also burned.

Investigators say they are unable to identify the woman, but are asking anyone with a missing family member to contact their department.

The woman is believed to be older, and just under 5'0''.
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