Woman found shot dead next to burned car in DeSoto County

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DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. — A woman was found dead in DeSoto County Monday night, according to deputies.

According to deputies, a passerby spotted a car that was on fire along Graves Road.

When deputies arrived at the scene around 10:45 p.m., they found the woman dead on the ground five to six feet from a Chevrolet Impala that was on fire.

DeSoto County Sheriff's Department officials said she had been shot in the head and also suffered burns.

The woman has not yet been identified, but we have learned she is in her thirties and is a mother from Memphis.

Deputies are investigating.

More information will be released Wednesday morning.