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Detroit mom discovered shot dead in burning car behind playground

December 12, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Detroit mom discovered shot dead in burning car behind playground

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Charred remains of Detroit mom discovered behind school playground.

Police say the scorched remains of a 31-year-old mom were discovered in her torched vehicle behind a school playground in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan.

Diana Pesserl, who is the mother of a seven-year-old son, was located inside of her burning car on a woodsy, populated path behind Pine Lake Elementary School at around 1:30 am on Friday.

An autopsy, along with dental records, were used to identify the remains, and the woman was determined to have been killed from one bullet wound to the abdomen.

The charred remains of Diana Pesserl, 31, were found inside a burning car in West Bloomfield Township in Michigan on Friday

Officers followed tire tracks from the crime scene to a nearby residence that was less than a mile away from the victim’s home.

Detroit Police were seen taking out six gas cans from the house, and two teens inside were brought in for questioning.

The 19-year-old who lived in the house was free to go, but the 18-year-old was held on a carjacking warrant.

The mom was found near a woodsy path behind this elementary school’s playground

At the time of the fire, the teens were seen at a boat ramp and the lake was later searched for evidence.

Authorities revealed that the teens have been declared persons of interest.

Police were also asking neighbors whether the victim liked to sit in her driveway at night and listen to music, WDIV 4 reported.

“Yup, that’s my boy!! I made him! Incredible. And he’s smart, witty, sly, and sweet as pie to boot. Lucky momma rt here and I know it,” she wrote in a Facebook post about her 7-year-old.

Michael Patton, West Bloomfield’s Chief of Police, said that it is currently unclear why the mother was targeted.

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