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Official Cause of Death Determined for Woman Found in Burnt Truck

2 August 2017 News


Friday July 28, 2017 at around 8:30pm, the body of a female believed to be in her 50s was found at 450 Dicks Hollow Road.

On Monday, July 31, officials with the Virginia State Medical Examiner’s Northern District in Manassas ruled the woman’s official cause of death as smoke by inhalation. Additionally, they determined there were no signs of foul play.

Officials have yet to identify the female. Frederick County Sheriff’s Office deputies were originally hoping to determine the woman’s identity through fingerprints. They are now waiting for toxicology reports and dental records which could help provide her identification.

A person passing the scene Friday called the fire department at approximately 8:19pm. When crews responded to an area off Northwestern Pike (U.S. 50) and Indian Hollow Road, they were quickly able to extinguish the fire but the vehicle was a total loss. The female was found outside of the driver’s side of the vehicle, a late 1980s model Chevrolet pickup truck.


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