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Oakland police identify woman burned in Rockridge fire

on July 15, 2011

The Oakland Police Department today identified Monica Rodas, 21, of Union City, as the woman found burned on a Rockridge street early Thursday morning.

At 4:39 am on July 14, Oakland police and firefighters responded to neighbors’ reports of a blaze on the 5800 block of Ivanhoe Road in North Oakland and discovered Rodas’ body on fire in the street. Her death is being investigated as a homicide and the county coroner’s bureau will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of her death.

The police department today described Rodas as Latina, but has yet not released any other information regarding the ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Oakland Police Homicide Section at (510) 238-3821. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case.


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