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UPDATE: Car fire victim identified


The Marathon County Sheriff's Department has released the name of a woman killed in a car fire in the Town of Wausau.

Police say the victim has been identified as Sky Y. Frank, 29, of Wausau. They say she died of smoke inhalation. In a news release issued Tuesday, police say the fire appears to have started in the engine compartment.

Officers have arrested Frank's boyfriend, Brian J. Matt, 23, of Wausau. He's being held at the Marathon County Jail and faces a homicide by drunk driving charge.

Police found Frank dead around 4:00 a.m. Sunday inside a car that burned on County Highway X near Highway Z.

Authorities say Matt was driving the car that was parked and on fire and escaped without injury.


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