BODY FOUND IN BURNING TAXI BELIEVED TO BE A CASE OF HOMICIDE.Byline: Greg Botonis Staff Writer
PALMDALE - A charred body was found in a burning taxicab parked behind a Palmdale church early Thursday in the Antelope antelope, name applied to a large number of hoofed, ruminant mammals of the cattle family (Bovidae), which also includes the sheep and goats. The North American pronghorn is sometimes called an antelope, but belongs to a separate, related family (Antilocapridae). Valley's second homicide homicide (hŏm`əsīd), in law, the taking of human life. Homicides that are neither justifiable nor excusable are considered crimes. A criminal homicide committed with malice is known as murder, otherwise it is called manslaughter. of the year.
Firefighters responded to a report of a vehicle fire about 1 a.m. in the parking lot of the Whosoever who·so·ev·er
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Authorities said the cab is owned by United Independent Taxi, which reported a cab and driver missing. Company owners did not return phone calls.
Officials said they believe the body to be that of a woman, but that it was so badly burned they could not confirm the sex, ethnicity ethnicity Vox populi Racial status–ie, African American, Asian, Caucasian, Hispanic or age.
``All we know at this point is that a badly burned human body was found in the car and as of now we are treating this as a homicide,'' sheriff's homicide Detective Mike Scott said.
A witness told deputies she heard three loud bangs, ``like gunshots,'' between 11 and 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, Scott said.
``The motive could have been robbery or something much more involved, said Scott. ``At this point we just can't say.''
The parking lot where the vehicle was found borders the playground of Tumbleweed tumbleweed, any of several plants, particularly abundant in prairie and steppe regions, that commonly break from their roots at maturity and, drying into a rounded tangle of light, stiff branches, roll before the wind, covering long distances and scattering seed as School, which was closed so students would not see the vehicle or body.
The incident comes less than a month after On The Go and Two Cities cab companies argued with Lancaster officials over a new licensing and inspection ordinance A law, statute, or regulation enacted by a Municipal Corporation.
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Drivers from both companies picketed City Hall and accused city officials of catering to United Independent Taxi, which is the only cab company licensed to transport passengers in Lancaster.
Investigators stated they were aware of the dispute and that nothing will be ruled out as part of their investigation.
Photo: (color) Authorities investigate a charred taxi where a body was found Thursday in a Palmdale church parking lot.
Jeff Goldwater/Staff Photographer