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    A Fort Worth man found the body of a 17-year-old Trinity High School student by his back door, which had been kicked in. (Published Friday, Jun 29, 2012)

    Fort Worth police are investigating the death of a teenager found Thursday night behind a man's home.

    The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office identified the girl as 17-year-old Claudia Hidic, of Fort Worth.

    Woman's Body Found on Back Porch

    [DFW] Woman's Body Found on Back Porch
    Fort Worth police are investigating the death of a woman found Thursday night behind a man's home. (Published Friday, Jun 29, 2012)

    The man told police he arrived at his home on the 3000 block of Overton Park Drive at about 6 p.m. on Thursday to find her body on the ground by his back door, which had been kicked in, according to a police report.

    Officers said the man called 911 and claimed that he did not know the girl or why she was on his property.

    Woman Found Dead Behind Man's Home

    [DFW] Woman Found Dead Behind Man's Home
    Police are investigating the death of woman who was found dead Thursday night lying on the ground behind a Fort Worth Home. (Published Friday, Jun 29, 2012)

    Investigators with the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office said Hidic had been shot in the head.

    Fort Worth police have yet to name any suspects and do not have anyone in custody.

    Hidic's family said it believes she had friends in the neighborhood where she was killed but have no idea what led to her death.

    One witness said he was walking in the park across from the house when he heard three distinct gunshots at about 5 p.m. Thursday.

    "I was over at the drinking fountain and heard the three shots, came back around and I saw four girls and a dog go that way in quite a hurry," Richard Craigg said. "They kept looking back at me, wondering if I was following them; I wasn't."

    Craigg said he found out about Hidic's slaying Friday afternoon.

    "It's obviously shocking," he said. "I mean, this doesn't go on in this neighborhood, and I'm just sick that a young lady has lost her life."

    Craigg said he has talked to investigators about what he heard and saw.

    Hidic would have been a senior in the fall at Trinity High School.