Jasmine Dunbar

Angry ex kills former girlfriend while en route to get paternity test, torches her body and leaves baby on side of road: Police

The search for a young Arizona woman came to an end on Wednesday, when authorities made the grizzly discovery of her charred remains in a remote area off of a Phoenix road.

NBC reports that authorities found the lifeless body of 21-year-old Jasmine Dunbar near 107th Avenue and Camelback Road. Her body had been burned significantly. Detectives found her 7-month-old daughter alive, near 83rd and Minnezona avenues, sitting in a car seat with an adult shoe and a diaper bag beside her.

Dunbar’s former boyfriend, Antwaun Ware, is behind bars, accused of killing the victim while they were on their to get a paternity test in connection with the infant girl on Tuesday. Allegedly, Ware admitted that an argument broke out during the ride to the testing center and he became so enraged that he punched Dunbar numerous times.

According to police, Ware said he dropped the baby off near an area where someone would find her quickly, then returned to Dunbar’s body, left on the side of the road, and set her on fire with a piece of paper, gasoline, and a cigarette.

Ware then reportedly watched Dunbar’s body burn, leaving the area after the flame fizzled out.

Antwaun Ware Police Report by Leigh Egan on Scribd

Using cellphone information, police tracked Ware’s whereabouts and found the baby and later, Dunbar’s body. Officers later tracked down Ware and arrested him on first-degree murder, kidnapping, abandonment of a body, and child abuse charges.

“I can’t, I can’t get it in my brain. I have cried so much today. What was the reason?” Dubar’s mother, Tonya Smith, told FOX 10. “He took away life. He took love. He snatched it, like it belonged to him.”

“Jasmine meant the world to me. She was my daughter. She was beautiful. She was smart. She was funny, goofy I’m telling you.”

Ware remains in jail on a $1 million bond. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.

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