Two suspects have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the homicide of a Phenix City woman on Friday, according to the Auburn Police Division.
Derrick Hightower, 32, from Columbus, Georgia, was arrested on suspicion of theft of property and murder, police said. Kentrice Symonee Hill, 21, from Birmingham, Alabama, was arrested on suspicion of theft of property.
Nancy A. Nash, 54, from Phenix City, Alabama, was found dead on Friday in the 9500 block of U.S. Highway 280, police said.
Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said Nash died from severe gunshot wounds.
The Auburn Police Division said they first responded to the scene to assist the Farmville Volunteer Fire Department with putting out a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck that was on fire. Officials said they then found Nash on the same property as the burned vehicle.
The Auburn Police Division is investigating the case as a homicide.
Hightower was taken into custody by the Birmingham Police Department for separate but related charges, according to officials. Hill was taken into custody in Birmingham and will be transported to the Lee County Detention Facility, according to officials. Additional charges are anticipated, police said.
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Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at (334) 501-3140 or at the tip line, (334) 246-1391.
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