The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office has charged three people with homicide, torture, and mutilation over the murder of a 28-year-old woman whose body was found late January in a vehicle fire in southwest Detroit.

On Jan. 29, at about 4:55 a.m., human remains were found inside the trunk of a 1997 Toyota Tercel on the 100 block of Forman, said Sgt. Nicole Kirkwood, head of media relations for the Detroit Police Department. The area is north of Interstate 75 and east of the Rouge River.

One fire official familiar with the case said the woman's body was "burned beyond recognition." The Wayne County Medical Examiner did not immediately respond to a request for information on the woman's identity. Police say only that the victim is a 28-year-old white female.

At the time, preliminary information indicated the victim was male. 

Alyssa Dickson, 21, Felicia Bowles, 37, and Damiso Marble, 30, all face charges of felony murder; torture; unlawful imprisonment, and disinterment or mutilation of a body. 

Marble and Bowles face an additional charge of assault with intent to commit murder, records show. All have been arraigned and denied bond.

The two women, whose cases are being tried together, are due at Third Circuit Court, before Judge Deborah Lewis Langston, at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 14, for their probable cause conference, and at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 22 for their preliminary exams.

Marble's probable cause conference is at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 14 before Judge Kenneth King, and at 9 a.m. Feb. 21.


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