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UPDATE 12:35 P.M. A coroner says a woman who died after being found naked and suffering on a rural Ohio road was too badly burned to tell if she'd been injured in most any other way.
He told the Zanesville Times Recorder that the victim stood up and threw herself toward him as he passed on an Adamsville-area road Sunday morning, pleading for help and crying in agony.
Police are trying to piece together exactly what happened.
The motorist told the newspaper that 29-year-old Celeste Fronsman of Canton was burned from head to toe and her hair was gone. He said she screamed that people were trying to kill her.
The man stopped and placed her on some grass, covered her with a blanket and tried to talk with her.
He then called 911, and she was flown to a hospital. Fronsman died at the OSU Medical Center on Tuesday.
Authorities haven't named any suspects; Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz has said, however, that there are several "persons of interests" in the gruesome case.