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She promised she would be at her dad’s birthday. Her burned body was found hours later

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The body of woman found in a burning car in Hood County last week has been identified as 50-year-old Angela Perry Hickson, according to officials with the sheriff’s office.

Hickson’s body was found about 3 a.m. Thursday in the 4500 block of Tennessee Trail in Hood County.

That was hours after Hickson was scheduled to be at her father’s birthday party on Wednesday.

“My dad talked to her Tuesday evening,” said Susie Wallace of Watauga, one of Hickson’s sisters, in a telephone interview with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “She told him she would see him Wednesday because it was his birthday.”

But Hickson never made to her father’s home in Hood County.

“She had a date on Tuesday evening and not many of us knew him,” Wallace said. “She would have never missed our dad’s birthday.”

Hickson’s burning car was found Thursday morning and she was later identified by authorities, but a manner of death remains undetermined pending an autopsy, said Lt. Johnny Rose with the Hood County Sheriff’s Office in a Monday email.

Deputies and officials with the Hood County fire marshal’s office responded to the car fire early Thursday after firefighters discovered the body, which had been severely burned.

“No one had reported her missing,” Rose said Monday.

Hickson’s death was under investigation on Monday, Rose said.

Deputies did not release any other information on the case.

Her burning car was found on the road just three miles from her home and 10 miles from her father’s residence in Hood County.

“She had not sounded scared or anything like that,” Wallace said referring to the last time Hickson talked to her sister. “I don’t know what she would have been doing on that road.”

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