Woman Found Badly Burned, Naked in Rural Ohio Dies

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A severely burned woman has died two days after being found naked and with a rope around her neck along a road in a heavily wooded area of eastern Ohio.

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz (lootz) says Columbus hospital reported 29-year-old Celeste Fronsman died Tuesday. The Canton area resident had suffered burns over most of her body.

An autopsy is planned.

A passing motorist spotted the woman Sunday northeast of Zanesville, 60 miles from Canton. He told a 911 dispatcher the woman had been raped, beaten and burned. Moaning or crying can be heard in the background of the recorded call.

The sheriff says investigators found a crime scene in woods near where the woman was spotted. He says investigators have identified several people of interest in the case.


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