Remains from burning car identified as South Carolina woman
Dec. 28, 2017
NINETY SIX, S.C. (AP) — Human remains recovered from a car destroyed by fire in South Carolina have been identified.
Greenwood County Coroner Sonny Cox tells media outlets the remains were identified Thursday as belonging to 45-year-old Kelli Marie Hastings of North Charleston.
The identification came about three weeks after the remains were found in a burned-out car in Ninety Six. Tests including DNA were needed to make the identification.
Authorities including the coroner, sheriff and State Law Enforcement Division are still investigating Hastings' death. In a report, officers said they found charcoal briquettes in the backseat, "suggesting that the fire had been intentionally set."