Sacto 9-1-1
February 17, 2012
Burned woman in Discovery Park homicide identified by coroner

The Sacramento County Coroner's office has released the name of the woman whose burned body was found Tuesday in Discovery Park.

She has been identified as Sharion Renay King, 43, of Sacramento. Her death is listed as undetermined.

Sacramento police announced Thursday that they had arrested Robert Thompson 36, on suspicion of homicide in the killing of King.

While the cause of death has yet to be determined, the woman suffered upper body trauma, according to a press release from the police department.

Police said they cannot yet release the relationship between the victim and Thompson.

According to Sacramento County Superior Court online records, Thompson has an extensive criminal history. It includes sentences in 2001 for second-degree robbery and in 2007 for possessing or purchasing cocaine for sale and for committing a sex offense while in prison. In October 2011, he also pleaded no contest to failing to register as a sex offender.

Her severely burned body was found Tuesday morning by a passing bicyclist.

The bicyclist initially thought the smoke he was seeing near the archery range off the Garden Highway was simply burning leaves.

He contacted authorities to put out the fire. Sacramento firefighters arrived and discovered the badly burned body. Police were called in to investigate.

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