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HOUSTON Houston firefighters made a gruesome discovery early Friday at the scene of a fire behind a southeast Houston business.

Investigators said employees at Mancuso Power Sports, located on Scranton at Easthaven, saw a fire burning behind their building around midnight and called 911.

Houston firefighters arrived and extinguished the blaze, only to discover it was a woman s body that had been set on fire near a dead-end street. Authorities said it appeared that someone poured a flammable liquid on the body before setting the woman ablaze.

Houston police were called out to investigate.

The woman was later identified as Sherell Baldwin. Investigators did not have a motive or any witnesses.

Neighbors like Shirley Perrote, already too scared to even take the trash to the curb by herself, is even more frightened of her neighborhood now.

It don t make any sense, though, said Perrote, For somebody to kill another person

They are asking anyone with any information to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS or HPD Homicide.

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