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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A woman’s body was found in a burning home in Southeast Oak Cliff late Saturday night.
The victim was identified as 38-year-old Nikkita Overton, a nurse’s aide and mother of two.
Saturday night at about 11:30, Overton’s son came home to find smoke coming from their home, and called 911.
Dallas Fire and Rescue responded to a fire at the home in the 2700 block of Fatima Street. They were able to put the fire out within minutes. Once inside the home, they found the body of Nikkita Overton.
Dallas police does consider this a homicide and a Capital Murder offense.
Overton’s family and her roots are in Athens, Texas. Many of those family members came to her home Sunday apparently trying to understand why someone would want to kill her.
“I’ve never known her to be afraid of nothing. But she sure wasn’t being harassed by anybody,” said Katrina Carter, Overton’s sister-in-law. “I would have known because she would have told me what she was doing about it.”
Carter says she would’ve known if someone was harassing Overton.
“I’m quite sure and I know her well enough to know that some strange person didn’t just come and knock on her door and she was naive enough to open it. Everybody knows her. She’s real cautious, real rude and not friendly and she carries a gun.”
Overton’s family and friends say she never expressed to them any fear of anyone.
Her car was found on Sunnyvale Street.
This is an ongoing Dallas police investigation.
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