Maryland authorities say a woman whose body was found over the weekend while firefighters battled a brush fire is a homicide victim.
Prince George's County police said Tuesday that detectives have learned that the victim was killed in the District of Columbia. As a result, the Metropolitan Police Department has taken over the case.
The woman's severely burned body was found Saturday after firefighters extinguished a fire off of U.S. Route 50 in Bowie.
Police say an autopsy found that the woman suffered multiple injuries to the body. Her name was not released.