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Published On: Fri, Feb 16th, 2018

Sacramento: Investigators identify the body ‘burned beyond recognition’ as Tangerie Jones

Police investigators in West Sacramento have identified the body officials claimed to be “burned beyond recognition” as Tangerie Jones.

Jones’ body was found Saturday near in a clearing near the Raley’s headquarters, near 5th Street and West Capitol Avenue.

Tangerie Jones

Sgt. Roger Kinney, West Sacramento police spokesman, said the department is still treating the case as an open death investigation. Firefighters responded to a report of a fire in a vacant lot.

After extinguishing the fire, they found Jones’ body within a roofless concrete enclosure, according to police.

The body was so badly burned that investigators initially were unable to determine whether it was a male or female.

Anyone with information pertaining to the case is asked to call the West Sacramento Crime Tip Hotline at 916-617-4747 or email [email protected].

The Police Department released a flyer featuring a photo and description of Jones. Police say she was transient and lived at a camp near Jefferson Boulevard and Highway 50. The flyer describes Jones as black, 5 feet, 8 inches tall, with brown hair and brown eyes.

“She would snap. She had a mental health problem,” a man named Kenneth, an acquaintance of Jones’, told FOX40.

Kenneth explained that he was stunned to hear someone he knew was at the center of the crime, now the focus of talk amongst a community on the edge.

A source told FOX40 that Tangerie lived on the streets, consumed in Drugs, alcohol and prostitution. Identified as a “relative,” the woman was a wife and a mother of six children who were taken from her custody. The youngest just 7.

Kenneth claims he knew Jones well, saying there’s no way this was an accident.

“I mean, she’s not gonna put herself on fire,” Kenneth said.

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