MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Police are trying to determine whether a burned-out car found Tuesday belonged to a Barry University student killed over the weekend.
Miami Gardens police found the car on fire about 10 p.m. in a field near Myrtle Grove Elementary School in the 3100 block of Northwest 176th Street. Miami Gardens police have turned over the investigation to the Miami Police Department.
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Police said Priscilla Torres, 19, was fatally shot early Saturday in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood.
Police said Torres was last seen driving a white Nissan Sentra with Florida tag HZBU86. Police have been looking for Torres' car for the past several days.
Torres, 19, was reported missing Saturday after texting a friend shortly before 4:30 a.m. that she was on her way back to her dormitory in Miami Shores. Police confirmed Monday that the woman found fatally wounded in Miami was Torres.
A motive for the shooting is unknown.
Friends said Torres was majoring in exercise and sport science. Classmates said she was outgoing and well-liked on campus.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.
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