New arrests in gruesome case of burned Ohio woman

2:36 PM, Sep 4, 2012   |    comments
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ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio sheriff has announced two additional arrests in the gruesome death of a woman found covered in burns and wailing in agony on the side of a rural road. 

A driver found 29-year-old Celeste Fronsman on Aug. 26 on a road northeast of Zanesville.

She had been raped and burned and had a strap around her neck. She died two days later at a Columbus hospital.

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said Tuesday that 24-year-old Monica Jean Washington was arrested Monday and 33-year-old LaFonse Darney Dixon was arrested Tuesday.

Lutz says each was charged with aggravated murder, kidnapping and aggravated arson. 

It's unclear whether Dixon or Washington yet have attorneys. 

Last week, a 20-year-old Canton woman was arrested on those same charges in Fronsman's death.

The Associated Press

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