Body found in burning car in D.C.
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.
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.
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| January 10, 2011; 11:40 AM ET
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