COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A severely burned woman has died two days after being found naked and with a rope around her neck along a road in a heavily wooded area of eastern Ohio.
Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz (lootz) says Columbus hospital reported 29-year-old Celeste Fronsman died Tuesday. The Canton area resident had suffered burns over most of her body.
An autopsy is planned.
A passing motorist spotted the woman Sunday northeast of Zanesville, 60 miles from Canton. He told a 911 dispatcher the woman had been raped, beaten and burned. Moaning or crying can be heard in the background of the recorded call.
The sheriff says investigators found a crime scene in woods near where the woman was spotted. He says investigators have identified several people of interest in the case.