After firefighters found a woman’s body inside a St. Martinville home destroyed by fire Thursday, investigators with city police and the state Fire Marshal’s Office are working the case as a homicide.
Brant Thompson, deputy chief state fire marshal, said the body has been released to the St. Martin Parish Coroner for an autopsy, and the identity of the woman is being withheld at this time.
The fire at the 320 Margaret St. house started just before 11 a.m. in the rear section of the home, Thompson said.
Investigators are still working to determine the fire’s cause and were still processing the scene on Thursday afternoon.
Anyone with information in the crime is asked to contact the State Fire Marshal’s Office at (800) 256-5452.