Detroit — A woman died late Tuesday night in a firebombing on Detroit's west side that left her "burned beyond recognition," police said.

Police said the fatal firebombing took place about 11:30 p.m. at the New Blue Star Lounge at the 10000 block of Joy Road, west of Wyoming. 

Police found the victim in the upstairs area of a building on the block. They say a man was spotted throwing a flammable device at the building, which caught fire. 

The suspect was spotted leaving the scene in large vehicle — possibly a dark Chevy Avalanche.

The woman died at the scene. Wayne County Medical Examiner will determine the official cause of death.


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