Death along I-95 be­ing in­ves­ti­gated

Baltimore Sun - - AROUND THE REGION -

Awom­an­whose body was found in a burn­ing ve­hi­cle along I-95 in Abing­don on Thurs­day night did not die as a re­sult of an ac­ci­dent or ve­hi­cle mal­func­tion, ac­cord­ing to po­lice and fire in­ves­ti­ga­tors. The body of the vic­tim, who has not been pos­i­tively iden­ti­fied, has been taken to the state med­i­cal ex­am­iner’s of­fice for an au­topsy, ac­cord­ing to Se­nior Deputy State Fire Mar­shal Oliver Alkire, who said the death is be­ing jointly in­ves­ti­gated by the Of­fice of the State Fire Mar­shal and Mary­land State Po­lice. “We have no rea­son to be­lieve this was ac­ci­den­tal,” Alkire said Fri­day evening, ex­plain­ing that the fire was delib- er­ately started. Passersby re­ported a 2007 BMW sport util­ity ve­hi­cle on fire along the right shoul­der of the south­bound lanes of I-95 near the Route 24 Bel Air/Abing­don in­ter­change at 9:35 p.m. Thurs­day. Fire­fight­ers from the Abing­don and Joppa-Mag­no­lia vol­un­teer fire com­pa­nies re­sponded. Po­lice and fire­fight­ers ini­tially thought there had been some kind of ac­ci­dent and, upon putting out the fire, the re­mains of a per­son, later de­ter­mined to be a fe­male, were found in the front seat, Alkire said. Ad­di­tional in­ves­ti­ga­tion con­cluded the ve­hi­cle was not in an ac­ci­dent nor had it ex­pe­ri­enced a me­chan­i­cal fail­ure that would have caused a fire.

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