Family members identify woman murdered in Norman

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NORMAN, Okla. - Authorities and family members have identified a woman who was found murdered at an apartment complex near the University of Oklahoma.

Norman police were called around 3 p.m. Tuesday to an apartment complex for a medical call.

"Norman police were called to a report of a body or a deceased female in the 2800 block of Dewey Avenue," said Sarah Jensen, with the Norman Police Department.

When they arrived, they discovered a woman dead at the scene.

Family members tell News 4 the victim is 27-year-old Brittani Rose Young.

Police said Young died from apparent trauma to the head.

Brittani Young

Jensen said Alliniece and Young were in a "domestic relationship" and lived in Norman for just a short time.

"It's been determined based on information from witnesses, that the suspect, 29-year-old Joseph Alliniece stomped the victim's head with his foot while she lay on the floor," Jensen said.

In a court order from Norman police, one witness said she was allegedly pulled into the apartment by Allineice while she was holding her 2-year-old daughter.

The witness said Young "laid lifeless" as she described Alliniece as "agitated" while she watched him stomp the victim's head several times before leaving the scene.

"Young was heard screaming from within the apartment and those witnesses saw Alliniece run from the scene," said Jenson.

One neighbor told a dispatcher, "All I know is her boyfriend took off running."

The neighbor was able to give dispatch a clear description of the suspect.

Norman police officers are asking T-Mobile for Alliniece's cellphone data because investigators believe the suspect used his phone to communicate with others, and to get a ride from the scene.

"You can probably tell by just reading the police report, this is a very heinous crime, a very gruesome crime and we're glad he's custody," said Jenson.

Alliniece was located Tuesday night in Oklahoma City where he was arrested and booked into the Cleveland County Jail.

He has also served prison time in Texas for felony assault charges in 2016 and 2010.

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