The body of the woman who was bound and set on fire in Bridgewater on Tuesday has been identified as a 29-year-old mother from New Jersey.
According to the Plymouth County District Attorney's Office, the body is that of Ashley Bortner, of Paulsboro, New Jersey.
Bridgewater Police received a 911 for a report of a suspicious vehicle parked near the MBTA railroad tracks near Oak and Crapo.
Officers said they arrived to find a fire burning on the west side of the tracks and determined that it was a burning body. Bridgewater Fire Department responded and extinguished the flames.
Investigators said they believe Bortner was killed at a different location and her body was dumped at the tracks, where she was set on fire.
The incident does not appear to be related to a burned body and car fire in Worcester on Wednesday night according to Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz' office.
Tamar Pack, Bortner's mother, told the Boston Herald that she had not seen her daughter, an eighth-grade dropout, in three years. However, they were in constant contact by phone right up until her death. Pack adopted and has been raising Bortner’s now 13-year-old son. She said her daughter once lived in Hyde Park