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Police investigate death of woman found in burning car on South Hill

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 31, 2020

Spokane Police arrested the ex-husband of Ibithal Darraji, a 29-year-old Iraqi immigrant who died of strangulation. Her body was found inside a burning car on the South Hill last week. (KHQ)
Spokane Police arrested the ex-husband of Ibithal Darraji, a 29-year-old Iraqi immigrant who died of strangulation. Her body was found inside a burning car on the South Hill last week. (KHQ)

A woman was found dead inside a vehicle that caught fire late Thursday on the South Hill.

The Spokane Police Major Crimes Unit is investigating the incident, to which officers responded shortly after 9 p.m. Thursday near 27th Avenue and Fiske Street behind the former Hugo’s on the Hill building.

Police have not released the identity of the victim.

27th Avenue was temporarily closed while police investigated the scene, but it has since reopened to traffic.

Further information was not immediately available as of Friday evening, police Sgt. Terry Preuninger said.

Spokesman-Review reporter Jared Brown contributed to this report.

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