By Tim Petruk, Kamloops This Week

The woman who died last week after being found ablaze in Kamloops’ Riverside Park was reportedly a former social worker in Merritt.

Heather Arlene Carr was conscious when emergency responders attended the park just after 2 a.m. last Tuesday and found her lower body on fire.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze but the 40-year-old died in hospital a few hours later.

BC Coroners Service investigators believe the death was accidental.

While working in Merritt, Carr had the file for Allan Schoenborn’s three children. After their murders in 2008, Carr reportedly went on stress leave and was later placed on long-term disability.

In 2010, Schoenborn was found not criminally responsible for the killings by way of a mental disorder. He remains in psychiatric custody in Port Coquitlam.

Carr was active among pagan groups on social media, operating a Facebook group called Being Pagan Out of the Broom Closet.

A post on that page said Carr died as a result of “severe burns suffered in a ritual gone horrifically wrong.”

The BC Coroners Service and the RCMP continue to investigate Carr’s death.