Body of Wife of Senior White House Official Found in Burning Car

Car was in a Capitol Hill garage. DC, Capitol police on the scene.

Deceased identified as Ashley Turton, wife of White House liaison to the House of Representatives Dan Turton.

Turton worked as a lobbyist for the Raleigh, N.C.-based utility giant Progress Energy. She was the former chief of staff to Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.)

(Via WestWingReport)


Roll Call is reporting that according to the D.C. Fire and Metropolitan Police departments, Turton’s car was discovered ablaze in a row house garage, presumably the Turton home, in the 800 block of A Street Southeast near Eastern Market.

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