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Woman killed in SUV fire on Greenville Avenue was celebrating birthday

Woman killed in SUV fire on Greenville Avenue was celebrating birthday

Sara Hudson
Sara Hudson had just graduated from the University of Arkansas. Facebook

UPDATE 8-22-2019: On August 21, Dallas Police arrested Glen Richter, a 49-year-old white male, for the murder of Sara Hudson that occurred on August 19. Richter was transported to Dallas Police Headquarters, where he was interviewed by a detective. Glen Richter was booked into Lew Sterrett Jail and charged with capital murder. His bond will be decided by a Dallas County magistrate.

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Sara Hudson, whose body was found in a burning SUV in the Lower Greenville Avenue area on Monday, was going to meet friends for drinks to celebrate her birthday, but never made it.

Hudson, 22, was found by fire and police personnel inside her 2013 white Chevy Tahoe in a parking lot at the 5600 block of Alta Avenue. The SUV was on fire, although it was not consumed by flames; it was approximately 7:35 pm, which meant it was still light out.

The police said her death appeared to be a result of homicidal violence.

Family members say that it did not appear to be a robbery, since she still had her cellphone and was wearing a $2,000 Apple watch.

Hudson studied business at the University of Arkansas, where she graduated in May. She moved to Dallas for a job at Schneider Brokerage.

Her birthday was Monday. She was headed for drinks with friends after work, then on to dinner with family.

"Her family had already notified police because she didn't show up for her birthday dinner," says her aunt, Angela Aragon.

Her employer released the following statement:

"We’re saddened by the shocking and tragic loss of a Schneider associate from our Dallas brokerage office. We are cooperating with local law enforcement in their investigation of this incident. Our thoughts and prayers are with the associate's family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time."

Dallas police are asking that anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Detective Frank Serra with the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at 214-671-4320 or frank.serra@dallascityhall.com. Reference case #168525-2019.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call 214-373-TIPS (8477), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.