Woman found dead in burning car identified, cause of death still being investigated

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MADISON, Wis. — The Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office has released the identity of a person who died after a vehicle fire near McFarland earlier this month, but they still are looking into how she died.

Mary L. Frahm, age 73 from McFarland, died inside a car that was on fire on County Highway AB and Highway 51 near Lake Kegonsa in the Town of Dunn on December 9, 2022.

While the medical examiner confirmed Frahm died at the scene, the cause and manner of her death are still pending. The office is conducting additional testing to try to determine the cause of death.

Frahm was in the driver’s seat of the car and was the only person inside, according to the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, which is still investigating her death and the cause of the fire.