WORCESTER, Mass. — Police have identified a woman found dead inside a burned car in a Worcester cemetery and arrested a man who is a registered sex offender in connection with the fire.

The Worcester District Attorney’s office identified the woman on Wednesday as 59-year-old Cynthia Webb of Sterling. Her body was discovered Dec. 12 in the vehicle parked at Hope Cemetery.

Worcester police, meanwhile, announced the arrest of 56-year-old Steven Foley. He was ordered held on $250,000 Wednesday on charges of burning of a motor vehicle and malicious damage of a motor vehicle.

A prosecutor said Foley and Webb had been seen talking at the adult entertainment club in Webster where the woman worked, and later met up at another club in Worcester.

Records show Foley had three rape convictions in the 1980s.

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