TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - The death of a woman whose body was found inside a burned house has been ruled a homicide, reports the Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit.
Investigators responded to a house fire Saturday, April 2 a little after 5 a.m. and found the body of a white female inside after The Tuscaloosa Fire Department extinguished the fire. The initial scene investigation showed "suspicious elements," which led officials to believe the fire could have been set as an attempt to cover up evidence from a crime, according to Captain Loyd Baker.
Monday, an autopsy of the deceased woman showed her death to be a result of homicide. The specific cause of death has not yet been released, nor the confirmed identity of the female victim. Investigators believe the victim was a resident of the burned home, which was located on 34th Avenue East in the Alberta community of Tuscaloosa.
The investigation is on-going.