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.
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.Copyright © 2014 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.