It almost qualifies for a Tom Clancy plot. Ashley Turton was a lobbyist for a company called "Progress Energy" and was also the wife of the president's "legislative affairs director" Dan Turton. Nice cozy relationship having an energy lobbyist married to the legislative affairs director. She was found dead in a burning car in her own garage a few days ago. Washington D.C. sleuths determined that she bumped the wall upon driving into the garage and the car erupted in flames before she could get out. (yeah right). Anyway, Progress Energy entered into a 13.7 Billion dollar merger with Duke energy the day Ashley Turton was killed.