Authorities identify woman whose body was burned in field

The Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office has identified a woman whose body was found burned in a field near a train station in Dunellen.



The body of Carol Ann Fratesi, 52, was found in a field near the NJ Transit station near South Second Street just after 8:30 p.m. Monday. Her body was found after the Dunellen Fire Department responded to a small fire in the area.



Investigators have ruled the death suspicious, but are still working to determine exactly how Fratesi died.



While investigating the death, police arrested Stephen Barry after he started to threaten the officers on scene. He was charged with terroristic threats as well as an unrelated burglary.



According to the prosecutor, Barry has not been charged in connection with the death of Fratesi.


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