Officials have identified the woman who was found dead next to a burning vehicle on Friday.
Nancy A. Nash, 54, from Phenix City, Alabama, was found dead in the 9500 block of U.S. Highway 280, police said.
Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said Nash died from severe gunshot wounds.
The Auburn Police Division said they first responded to the scene to assist the Farmville Volunteer Fire Department with putting out a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck that was on fire. Officials said they then found Nash on the same property as the burned vehicle.
The Auburn Police Division is investigating the case as a homicide.
Nash's vehicle, a black 2019 Nissan Frontier, was missing from the scene and has since been located in Irondale, Alabama, according to police. The vehicle is being transported back to the Auburn Police Division for processing by the FBI.
The case remains under investigation by the Auburn Police Division, State Fire Marshall’s Office, State Medical Examiner Office and the Lee County Coroner’s Office. Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at (334) 501-3140 or at the tip line, (334) 246-1391.
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