Woman Dies After Being Dragged by Carjacker

Woman dragged by her car after trying to stop thief

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    Woman dragged by her car after trying to stop thief. NBC 5's Charlie Wojciechowski reports. (Published Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014)

    A woman delivering newspapers was killed Tuesday morning when she was dragged by a person trying to steal her car.

    It happened at 91st Street and Euclid Avenue in the Pill Hill neighborhood shortly after 5 a.m.

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    Authorities say Sharon Bonds kept her car running while delivering newspapers to a house when a man jumped inside the car and drove away. Bonds tried to jump on the car to stop him but was dragged by the vehicle.

    James Woods' neighbor heard the aftermath of the incident.

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    "He heard a woman yelling, 'Help, my car, my car.' Then he looks down the street and sees the body lying in the middle of the street," Woods said.

    The abandoned newspaper-filled Pontiac Aztek was recovered a few blocks away from the scene of the incident.

    Jose Reyes has known Bonds for the last seven years and was her supervisor at L&M Distribution.

    "She was very loud. She was a character. She was a beautiful character. She don't deserve the fate that she had, the way they left her. Nobody does," Reyes said.

    Police are talking to neighbors and searching for clues to piece together what happened.

    "It bothers me," Woods said. "I have lived here 44 years and back then you didn't even have to lock the door. This is not the first body they have found.