ME Completes Autopsy for Woman, 45, Found Dead in Suspicious Bristol Car Fire: Police

The chief medical examiner's office is awaitng further test results to identify a woman found dead in a burning car in Bristol on Monday and to determine the cause of the suspicious death, police said.

The medical examiner completed an autopsy on the body in Farmington on March 17, but further test results are needed to determine the cause of death and it could take several more days for the medical examiner to identify her by reviewing dental records, police said.

Firefighters responded to Farrell Avenue around 10:42 a.m. Monday after the deputy chief noticed some smoke in the air while he was out on the road, according to Bristol Fire Chief Jay Kolakoski.

The deputy chief followed the smoke to the source and arrived to find the car consumed by flames. Firefighters extinguished the blaze and law enforcement officials found a woman's body in the car, according to police.

The victim has not been identified and police said investigators are treating the death as suspicious.

Fire marshals from the state and Bristol Fire Department are investigation, along with the Bristol Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division. Anyone with information is urged to call Bristol police at 860-584-3000.

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