ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. – The Alamance County Sheriff's Office has identified the woman who a Department of Transportation worker found Friday partially decomposed in a container on Bellmont-Mount Hermon Road.
The sheriff's office says she was 41-year-old Deedra Louise Washburn, who lived on Morningside Drive in Burlington. Investigators contacted her family in New York.
Police officers and deputies arrested Angela Frazier during the weekend after deputies linked Washburn's death to an arson investigation at Frazier's home on Washington Street. Frazier is charged with burning one's own dwelling and concealment of a death.
Police told WFMY News 2's Liz Crawford that they're waiting on toxicology results to determine how Washburn died. There was no obvious evidence such as a wound or blunt force trauma. Police said several days had passed between when Deedra died and when her body was discovered.