Body found in burning car identified
BENTON COUNTY, Wash. - Authorities say a body found in a burning car south of Kennewick has been identified as an 85-year-old woman.
Firefighters with the Benton County Fire Protection District #1 responded to the fire at the 57100 Block of South Nicoson Road Sunday night. The sheriff's office was also called to the scene when firefighters discovered the fire was a car fire.
As firefighters extinguished the flames, they discovered a body was inside.
The Benton County Coroner's Office performed an autopsy and identified the body as 85-year-old Eileen Arlyle Gabaldon.
The sheriff's office continues to investigate this incident, and is asking anyone with information on Eileen to call Detective Tony Martinez at 509-735-6555 extension 3836.