Coroner: Woman found in fire died from gunshot

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on March 1, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Updated Friday, Mar 1 at 4:13 PM

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Authorities say a woman whose body was found in a woods fire in northeast Richland County died of a gunshot wound.  

Coroner Gary Watts said Friday that the black woman was also between 20 and 35 years old and was 21 weeks pregnant.  

Firefighters responding to a brush fire found the woman's burned body in the woods Thursday afternoon.   

It took about four hours to extinguish the fire that burned about five acres.   

The woman has not been identified. Watts said she was shot to death before she was set on fire.

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