WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington lobbyist who was the wife of a White House adviser was found dead inside a burning car in Southeast Washington on Monday.
Progress Energy Inc. issued a statement saying Ashley Turton, a lobbyist for the company, had died. Property records show she and her husband, Dan Turton, lived at the Southeast Washington home where D.C. firefighters found a body in a burning car.
Fire department spokesman Pete Piringer said firefighters were called to the rowhouse and found a car engulfed in flames.
Mrs. Turton joined the company in 2007 after serving as chief of staff for Rep. Rosa DeLauro, Connecticut Democrat.
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