Washington: The wife of a senior White
House official was found burnt to death in her car near the
Capitol this morning.
Ashley Turton, wife of White House liaison to the
House of Representatives Dan Turton, was working as a lobbyist
for Progress Energy a North Carolina-based utility company.
Turton`s car was discovered ablaze in a row house
garage, presumably their home, near the Capitol Hill, local
police and fire officials said.
"This news is very hard to take. I know we all will
keep her husband, children and parents in our thoughts and
prayers," said Progress Energy CEO Bill Johnson.
"Today is an eventful day for us as employees of
Progress Energy. Ashley`s tragic death reminds us all to keep
perspective in all things," Johnson said.
The police was investigating the case.