Daughter arrested after woman set on fire

October 19, 2010 4:20:57 PM PDT
Police have arrested the daughter of a woman who was set on fire and later died at a makeshift shelter in Bristol, Pa.

Rebecca Olenchock, 24, was arrested in Johnson City, Tennessee for the death of her mother, 44-year-old Kimberly Olenchock.

This all began on Sunday when a woman, who was walking her dog in the wooded area to the rear of Bristol Plaza on Durham Road, called 911 to report a fire in the woods.

On arrival, fire crews discovered a homeless shelter fully engulfed in flames. Fire personnel also found a female a short distance from the scene screaming and on fire.

Crews extinguished the flames on the victim, who was later identified as Kimberly Olenchock.

Olenchock was transported to Lower Bucks Hospital for treatment, where she later died.

While she had burns on 50 percent of her body, police say she actually died of head trauma. Burns and cardiovascular disease were listed as secondary causes.

Police say Rebecca Olenchock fled to Tennessee after her mother's death to see a boyfriend she met over the internet.

She is expected to be extradited to our area to face charges in the next day or two. The Bucks County D.A. said Rebecca Olenchock confessed to the crime.


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