Mt. Vernon woman identified as body found in vehicle fire

Washington County Coroner Mark Styninger said Friday that his office has made positive identification of a body found in a vehicle fire in Radom earlier this week.

Styninger said in a Facebook post that through dental records, the body was found Wednesday afternoon in a vehicle near St. Michael’s Cemetery was to be Genevieve Barciszewski, 75, of Mt. Vernon. Barciszewski was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:21 p.m.

An autopsy was conducted in O’Fallon Thursday, and Styninger said a cause of death has yet to be determined pending the results of other tests.

The investigation is ongoing. Agencies involved include the coroner’s office, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the Ilinois State Police Crime Scene Investigation as well as the Illinois State Fire Marshall’s Office.

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