Memphis police identify woman who died of burns

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Memphis police have identified a woman who was found dead of burns in a home after police said a man told them he set her on fire.

Police said Monday the woman was 56-year-old Alice Wells.

Police arrested 57-year-old Gregory Powell on Friday night and charged him with first-degree murder.

Police said Powell flagged down officers and told them he had set his girlfriend on fire in a home. Officers who went inside the house found smoke and gas odors and discovered the woman in the bathroom with severe burns all over her body. She died at the scene.

Powell is scheduled to appear in court next Monday. Online jail records do no indicate whether he is represented by a lawyer.


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