Hudson, Florida - The man who pulled a woman from her burning home said he was not surprised that the Pasco County Sheriff's Office ruled her death, and her roommate's death, a homicide.
"I looked at her face it looked like she had damage to her face. It looked like she maybe was abused or beaten," said a neighbor who only wants to be identified as "Joshua." "She had blood marks on her face."
Neighbors Jessica Keith and Amber Lynn Jordan moved into the home a few years ago.
Joshua was awoken on Monday morning by the fire just a few dozen yards away from his home. When he rushed over to help, he saw one of the women in the doorway.
"When I was pulling on her body, [it] was so hot it melted to me," he said.
What first looked like a fire that claimed two lives, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office now reveals was a homicide.
"The intent to destroy all evidence in this case was not effective. We are recovering pieces of evidence," said Captain Mel Eakley with the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.
While the sheriff's office said it has some very good leads, it is asking for the public's help to locate what they describe as a "dark colored" vehicle fleeing from the home sometime around 7 a.m. Monday.
Keith has been in the news on several occasions over the past few years. The 24 year-old was arrested in 2011 for smuggling drugs in her private areas into the Land O' Lakes jail. She may also be connected to a case involving a man named James Barron, who is accused of killing her then-boyfriend of the same year.
Barron, along with his mother, was charged in a murder-for-hire plot to kill a witness in his trial.
Anyone with information in the murder of Keith or Jordan is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS.
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