Burned body found near Silver City id...

Burned body found near Silver City identified (5:07 a.m.)

There are 4 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Feb 17, 2010, titled Burned body found near Silver City identified (5:07 a.m.). In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

The body that was discovered burning a few miles outside Silver City last week has been identified by the Office of the Medical Examiner as John Anthony Overton, who would have been 67 on the day he was found.

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Dave

United States

#1 Feb 18, 2010
So was this a case of a "Do it yourself" cremation? I would think if they found me kneeling over a burning body, I would be charged with more than a petty misdemeanor. If the guy passed away naturally, and she was trying to save a few bucks, I might understand that.
ifindmyselffindi ngu

United States

#2 Feb 18, 2010
what the hay does she need an attny for? she`s charged with a petty misdmnr.this is plain nuckin futs. is that charge for forgetting to bring the marshmallows? yeah, i know this is a sick joke but so is the charge. do LE think it was spontaniuos human combustian and she was kneeling beside him and told cops she was trying to blow out the fire. some of this insanity i have been reading may encourage other outta state nut jobs to bring the ones they want to knock off to this state and you might just get a spankin. i dont know, maybe he died of natural causes and times are tough and deciced to creamate the remains. he deserves some justice and a prayer
kkk

United States

#3 Feb 18, 2010
I told you it was a ghetto bbq...now leave her alone!
JNNM

Las Cruces, NM

#4 Feb 18, 2010
Sad - if she indeed did this because she could afford to properly have him disposed of. Hey, it's our world and what we've created with everything costing money and too much money to boot!

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