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Remains from burning car identified as South Carolina woman

December 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.”

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