Police investigate death of woman burned in Orrington car fire

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 3:15pm

State Police and the State Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating the death of a woman found inside a burned out car in Orrington early Sunday morning, June 11.

 The car was discovered by a passerby in a small brook off the Swetts Pond Road about 3:30 a.m. fully engulfed in flames. 

The  2015 Toyota Corolla is registered to a Orrington woman and was destroyed by the fire . The body was burned beyond recognition.  The State Medical Examiner’s Office performed an autopsy Sunday on the remains and DNA work is now underway to assist with the woman’s positive identification.   

The car was transported to the State Police Crime lab in Augusta for examination and Fire Marshal Investigators and State Police Detectives continue to work on how the fire started.