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Burned Car Found Behind Miami Gardens School 'Possibly' Could Belong to Slain College Student: Police

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    Burned Car Could Belong to Slain College Student

    NBC 6's Amanda Plasencia has the latest as police continue to investigate a possible connection between the car found Tuesday and a Barry University student shot to death this weekend.

    (Published Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018)

    What to Know

    • Crews arrived at Myrtle Grove Elementary School late Tuesday night, finding a white Nissan Sentra burned out with damage to the front end.

    • Officials say the car matches the description of the vehicle belonging to 19-year-old Pricilla Torres, a freshman at Barry University.

    • Torres was reported missing after texting a friend shortly after 4:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, but never arriving back at her dorm.

    Police are investigating whether a car that was found on fire behind a Miami Gardens school belonged to a South Florida college student shot and killed over the weekend.

    Crews arrived at Myrtle Grove Elementary School late Tuesday night off NW 176 Street and 32nd Avenue, finding a white Nissan Sentra burned out with damage to the front end. The fire was put out and the car was eventually towed away.

    Officials say the car matches the description of the vehicle belonging to 19-year-old Pricilla Torres, a freshman at Barry University in Miami Shores, but have not confirmed whether it is in fact her car.

    Torres was reported missing after texting a friend shortly after 4:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, but never arriving back at her dorm. Around the same time, officers in Miami responded to a shooting near NW 29th Avenue and 12th Street.

    Crews rushed that female victim to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where she later died. Officials from the school confirmed on Monday that Torres had been the victim of that shooting. A GoFundMe account has been set up to help family with funeral costs.

    Police are asking for anyone with information to call Miami Police or Miami-Dade CrimeStoppers.

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