Norma Angelica Tapia, 42, Found Burning in Field, Bayou Body Count No. Found 97

The body of a black woman in her 20s was found burning in George Bush Park on the far west side early this morning, police say.

Two people were driving by the park in the 16000 block of Westheimer about 1:15 a.m. and spotted a small fire.

It turned out to be the body of a woman. An autopsy will be done to determine cause of death.

Police said the woman was wearing dark blue jeans, black Skechers athletic shoes, a shirt that might have been white and a black leather belt with floral cut-out designs and silver studs.

Update: She has been identified as Norma Angelica Tapia, 42. She "was last seen by her co-workers about 10 p.m. on Tuesday, getting into her vehicle in the parking lot of her employer, the Shish Kabob Cafe II at 19965 Katy Freeway," HPD says. "On Wednesday, when Tapia did not return home, family members began searching for her and located her vehicle in the parking lot of the Shish Kabob Cafe."

Anyone with information about the case or the woman's identity is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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