Illinois woman found in burning truck identified


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Posted Online: April 25, 2013, 9:25 am
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GODFREY, Ill. (AP) Authorities in southwestern Illinois' Madison County believe they know the identity of a woman whose body was found in a burning car in the village of Godfrey.

Madison County Coroner Steve Nonn says investigators think the victim was 82-year-old Evelyn Walker of Godfrey. Her body was found last Friday after firefighters extinguished her pickup truck, which was found ablaze on her driveway.

Nonn says an autopsy revealed evidence that the deceased person had had past, unspecified surgical interventions, and that helped identify the body. DNA testing meant to confirm the identification is pending.

Nonn says authorities are still investigating, but that foul play is not suspected.

Funeral arrangements are pending.














 



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