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Oakland Rockridge Burning Body Identified As Young Woman

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Police at the intersection of Ivanhoe and Chabot roads in Oakland’s Rockridge neighborhood, July 14, 2011. (CBS)

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OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Oakland police have identified a 21-year-old woman whose body was found burning in the city’s Rockridge neighborhood Thursday morning, a police spokeswoman said.

The body of Monica Rodas, a Union City resident, was found at about 4:40 a.m. Thursday at Ivanhoe and Chabot roads, police Officer Holly Joshi said.

Rodas appeared to have suffered trauma before her body was burned, and the case is being investigated as a homicide, police said.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Police Department’s homicide unit at (510) 238-3821.

(Editor’s note: Warning — the video below contains graphic footage.)

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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