Lawton Police Identifies Woman Found Dead in Parking Lot

Lawton, Okla. - Lawton Police have identified a woman found dead in a parking lot Wednesday morning.

According to a press release Thursday morning, 41-year-old Amy Petti John Rivera of Lawton had wounds to her head and legs when officers arrived on the scene near Northwest 44th & Gore Boulevard.

Detectives believe Rivera went to park her pickup truck and instead of shifting into park, put it in reverse. They think the truck went backward when she got out of it, knocking her to the ground and then running over her. 

Rivera's body was found around 9:00 a.m. Wednesday in an alley behind a business complex on Northwest Gore Boulevard and 44th Street. She had died from a severe head injury.