Police Release Identity of Burning Victim
By FALLS CHURCH CITY COMMUNICATIONS
November 2, 2010 (Updated)
Falls Church City Police are conducting a cooperative investigation with the Arlington Fire Marshal regarding a City resident who died from burns early Sunday morning.
Police identified the victim as Antonia Marie Alba, 54, of 362 James Street.
On Saturday, October 30, at 1:47 p.m., police responded to the James Street address for a report of a woman on fire. There, police found the victim leaning against the outside wall of a residence, underneath a spigot with water running over her. She had second and third degree burns over 70 percent of her body.
Rescue units transported the woman to T.J. Elementary School on S. Oak Street, where she was then taken by Med Star helicopter to the Washington Hospital Center.
On Sunday, October 31, at approximately 3:30 a.m., the woman succumbed to her injuries.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
By Falls Church Times Staff
November 2, 2010