Police ID Woman Who Likely Set Herself on Fire - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Police ID Woman Who Likely Set Herself on Fire



    Police are investigating the death of a person whose burning body was found in the woods. NBC10's Christine Maddela has the details. (Published Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013)

    Police are investigating the deaths of two people who were found in Hamilton Township, Mercer County on Saturday.

    Officials say a jogger discovered a burning body shortly before 11 a.m. at the Yardville Hamilton Square entrance of Veterans Park.

    Fingerprints revealed the woman was 55-year-old Susan Benard of Trenton.

    Hamilton Police Lt. Joe Mastropolo tells The Times of Trenton that investigators believe Benard took her own life but that the investigation is ongoing.

    An hour and a half later, police say a group of volunteers discovered the body of 35-year-old Christopher Bonnet in the woods off Cyprus Lane, which is adjacent to Veterans Park.

    Police say Bonnet's death was likely a suicide but this has not been officially confirmed.

    Bonnet was missing since October 16.

    Despite their close proximity, police say the deaths of Bonnet and Benard were not related.


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