Breaking News Bar
updated: 7/30/2013 9:51 AM

McLean Co. coroner says woman set herself on fire

Success - Article sent! close

SHIRLEY -- The McLean County Coroner says a woman whose burning body was found in a central Illinois field set herself on fire.

Beth Kimmerling says the remains found Monday in the rural community of Shirley likely belonged to a missing 26-year-old Bloomington woman.

Order Reprint Print Article
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

Investigators believe the woman doused herself with an accelerant. Her body was still on fire when rescuers discovered it Sunday in a farm field about six miles southwest of Bloomington.

Kimmerling says the woman died of thermal burns and no foul play is suspected.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.