Pregnant woman, 29, burned alive over Dodge Neon: Report


- A pregnant woman was burned alive last week in what may have been a confrontation over a car.

Family members of Amanda Lynn Benton, who was 5 months pregnant, reported her missing after she was last seen Monday.

Her mother told WDIV that Amanda, who was struggling to kick a heroin addiction, was killed for her car.

Her father, Tom Benton, said his daughter was trying to get help.

"My daughter had some demons she was fighting," Benton said. "She was turned away from so many different rehabs because she didn’t have the right insurance or enough money."

Authorities had been searching for Benton since Wednesday, when family reported her missing. Her remains were discovered in an abandoned Detroit home.

Authorities said a 16-year-old boy has been arrested in connection to the grisly murder. Another man, this one age 23, is also being held but on unrelated charges.

Family members have created a GoFundMe page to help pay for Benton's funeral.

"This unexpected tragedy has struck deep within our hearts and we would love nothing more than to honor her passing with the dignity and respect that she deserves," the page reads.

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