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Dead woman found in car in N.O. East

Published: Jun. 21, 2012 at 1:30 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 4, 2012 at 9:30 PM CDT
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Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found inside her vehicle.

She was discovered shortly before 7:00 Wednesday evening in the Wind Run Apartments complex in the 12000 block of the North I-10 Service Road.

Police say the 33-year-old woman was found in a white Chevrolet Colorado pickup with several gunshot wounds to her body.  She was pronounced dead at the scene.

NOPD had issued a statement calling the death a homicide, but a police spokesperson now tells FOX 8 that it has been re-categorized as an "unclassified death" -- at this point, it is unclear why.

The victim's identity is withheld, pending notification of her family.

If you have any information on the woman's death, please call NOPD or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.