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Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 01/10/2011

Body found in burning car in D.C.

By Debbi Wilgoren

D.C. police and fire officials are investigating the death of a person whose body was found in a burning car in Southeast Washington early Monday.

A preliminary investigation indicated that the car crashed into the garage of a home in the 800 block of A Street SE.

From the scene. (Gerry Martineau/Post)

The victim was Ashley Turton, former chief of staff to Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), Roll Call reported Monday.

Turton's husband, Dan Turton, is the White House liaison to the House of Representatives.

Fire officials said firefighters were called to the location for a report of a fire about 5 a.m. and found the vehicle ablaze.

They then discovered the body inside.

This item has been updated since it was first published.

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By Debbi Wilgoren  | January 10, 2011; 11:40 AM ET
Categories:  The District  
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She was a lobbyist for Progress Energy which today announced a merger with Duke Energy that would create the largest utility company in the US. Hmmm.

Posted by: RepealObamacareNow | January 10, 2011 12:49 PM | Report abuse

That's Scary stuff. Maybe Daley could take over Mr. Turton's work as liasion for WH to HoR. Turton will probably be in mourning and need assistance with his job for a while. Daley would be a great temp liasion because he is already speaking for the President to the Press and could add this service for a while. It would also give the HoR better chance to get to know him. Also... thanks to the 1st commenter... never read about that merger creating largest utility company in US. Does "Progress Energy" mean it is a green soil? Green is seeping silently into everything. Oh the humanity, Oh the money!! Is it true as one publication/reporter mentioned, that Jared L. had worked for Giffords as a volunteer and would have known the man he murdered that she was grooming for political life who was her outreach organizer, Zimmerman? Is it true that her computer revealed she had subscribed to one of Jared's sites/publications? Why on earth haven't more reporters investigated and reported this? We have been told the who what when where and some of the why about Zimmerman and other victims, but not about Giffords. What is her maiden name, her family background, memberships, non-political relationships, etc.? She was doing a great job being open and communicative with people, and she is owed the same from reporters.

Posted by: UnderTheRainbow | January 11, 2011 10:53 AM | Report abuse

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