Woman Found Dead in Car in Capitol Heights

Police investigating death as a homicide

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A woman was found dead in a car early Thursday in Capitol Heights, Maryland.

An employee of a local business spotted the car in a parking lot in the 8700 block of Ritchie Drive about 5:30 a.m. That person walked over to check it out and then called police.

When officers arrived, they found 42-year-old Nika Dorsey's body. She had trauma to her upper body and was pronounced dead at the scene, Prince George's County Police said.

Police initially called this a death investigation but later switched it to a homicide investigation. The medical examiner was called to the scene. Detectives are working to establish circumstances leading up to Dorsey's death, police said. Anyone who has information is asked to call Prince George's Crime Solvers at 866-411-TIPS.

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