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New arrests made in gruesome death of burned Ohio woman

In this photo provided by the Muskingum Sheriff Department shows LaFonse Darney Dixon.

In this photo provided by the Muskingum Sheriff Department shows LaFonse Darney Dixon.  (AP/Muskingum Sheriff Department)

An Ohio sheriff has announced two additional arrests in the gruesome death of a woman found covered in burns and wailing in agony on the side of a rural road.

A driver found 29-year-old Celeste Fronsman on Aug. 26 on a road northeast of Zanesville.

She had been raped and burned and had a strap around her neck. She died two days later at a Columbus hospital.

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said Tuesday that 24-year-old Monica Jean Washington was arrested Monday and 33-year-old LaFonse Darney Dixon was arrested Tuesday.

Lutz says each was charged with aggravated murder, kidnapping and aggravated arson.

It's unclear whether Dixon or Washington yet have attorneys.

Last week, a 20-year-old Canton woman was arrested on those same charges in Fronsman's death.