St. Helena deputies suspect foul play in the death of a woman found at a burning house.

Firefighters were called to a home on La. 1043 on Saturday around 11:45 a.m., said Chief of Detectives Joe Chaney, of the St. Helena Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Crews found the body of a 39-year-old woman at the scene. Authorities have not released her name, pending family notification.

Chaney said the death is being investigated as a homicide, though it has not been definitively ruled as such.

He declined to discuss specifics of the case, saying the death is still under investigation.