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Identity Of Murdered Woman Found In Greenville Co. Burned Car Released

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GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. - Deputies in Greenville County are still searching for suspects after a murdered woman was found in a burning car in Honea Path last week.

The coroner's office identified the woman as Joseline Kassandra Gamarro Aragon, 20, on Tuesday.

Investigators say her body was found just off McCullough School Road.
 
Dunklin Fire Chief Doug Hooper said he happened to be driving through that road on his way to a structure fire when he saw a flaming car.
 
When Dunklin firefighters put the fire out, they made a gruesome discovery. They smelled burning flesh and spotted the body inside the car burned so badly it was unrecognizable.

Investigators had to use DNA to make a positive identification.

According to the coroner's office, Aragon died between March 31 and April 1.  The death is being treated as a homicide.

The coroner hasn't determined the exact cause of death of Aragon.
 
Greenville County Coroner Parks Evans said it appears the car fire was set to try to cover up evidence.
 
“If someone’s living during a fire, they breathe in carbon monoxide. And in this case, that was not the situation. So she was definitely deceased prior to the car being set on fire,” said Evans.
 
If you have any information that may help authorities, call Crimestoppers at 23-CRIME.
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