Authorities find skeletal remains inside car on fire

Published: Dec. 23, 2017 at 11:19 AM CST
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12/26 update:

KAUKAUNA, Wis. (WBAY) - Kaukauna Police say the Dec. 23 death of a woman in a car fire is not considered suspicious.

Police say they are "confident" that the driver was an elderly woman from the Fox Valley, but testing is being done to confirm her identity.

On Dec. 23, at 2:30 a.m., rescue crews were called to Holly Ct. along the Fox River for a car on fire on the railroad tracks.

Remains were found inside the car.

Police believe the victim became confused and mistook the tracks for the road.

Police believe the woman's tires may have flattened, which caused sparking between the car and the tracks. That sparking may have caused the vehicle to catch fire.

It could take several weeks to positively identify the victim, police say.



Authorities found skeletal remains inside a car that was on fire early Saturday morning.

Fire crews were sent to the scene around 2:30 a.m with reports of a car on fire near Holly Ct. along the Fox River.

Police and fire crews said they found the car on the railroad tracks but the car was not hit by a train and how the car got there is still under investigation.

The skeletal remains in the car have not been identified.

Action 2 News will continue to follow this developing story.