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Coroner: Woman Burned to Death Near Laughlin Killed Self

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities have identified a Las Vegas woman found burned to death near a highway south of the Colorado River resort city of Laughlin, and say she killed herself.

The Clark County coroner reported Wednesday that 65-year-old Helen Dawson of Las Vegas died of self-immolation.

Las Vegas police say the body was found a little after 5 p.m. July 11 near Needles Highway.

Police had considered the death suspicious, and began an investigation.

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