Oakland PD identify body found burning

July 15, 2011 8:20:22 PM PDT
Oakland police have identified a 21-year-old woman whose body was found burning in the city's Rockridge neighborhood Thursday morning, a police spokeswoman said.

The body of Monica Rodas, a Union City resident, was found at about 4:40 a.m. Thursday at Ivanhoe and Chabot roads, police Officer Holly Joshi said.

Rodas appeared to have suffered trauma before her body was burned, and the case is being investigated as a homicide, police said.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Police Department's homicide unit at (510) 238-3821.

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