Pregnant woman shot, left to die near burning car in DeSoto County

DESOTO COUNTY, MS (WMC) - A pregnant woman was shot and left to die next to a burning car on Monday night, according to DeSoto County Sheriff's Department.

Investigators found the woman's body next to the burned car on Old Highway 61 and Graves Road. She had been shot in the head.

"Somebody has the heart to do's wild," Hagan Connell said.

DeSoto County Sheriff's Department will not release the woman's name at this time. However, deputies said the woman is a mother who lived in Memphis. Sheriff Rasco said the woman was two months pregnant at the time of her death.

"None of that happens around here," Connell said. "It was crazy that it happened right down the road."

The car found charred near the woman's body was not registered to her, according to investigators.

Connell said people who live in the area don't have any answers for why this happened.

"Everybody knows what goes on around here; it's crazy that nobody knows anything, it happened right down the road, didn't hear anything," he said.

Rasco said the family of the woman has been notified.

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