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Police: Clearwater woman found on fire committed suicide

CLEARWATER — Police have ruled the death of a woman found engulfed in flames in her Clearwater garage late Wednesday a suicide.

Rhonda Wolfe, 44, was badly burned over most of her body. She died at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg on Thursday morning.

Police said the woman's husband called Clearwater Fire & Rescue about 10:45 p.m. after he found her on fire in the garage.

Investigators from the state Fire Marshal's Office and the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office's forensics unit were still investigating early Thursday. An arson dog was also called to the scene.

Investigators found two gas cans, along with a lighter, in the garage next to Wolfe. She also left a suicide note.

An autopsy was conducted Thursday, but the medical examiner's office is still waiting on final toxicology results to release the cause of death, police said.

Police: Clearwater woman found on fire committed suicide 01/16/14 [Last modified: Thursday, January 16, 2014 11:52pm]
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