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Sheriff IDs Body Found In Burning Car Near Fertile

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FERTILE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities have identified the woman whose body was found in a burning car in western Minnesota last week.

Sixty-one-year-old Paulette Olson of rural Fertile was driving to work when her car got stuck in a snowbank on a county road.

Somehow her car caught on fire. Her body was found inside.

Norman County Sheriff Jeremy Thornton says a full autopsy is not complete, and Olson’s death remains under investigation. But he says it’s probably accidental.

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