Homicide investigation launched after woman found dead following house fire

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ST. LOUIS – Homicide detectives with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department are investigating a suspicious death after a woman was found dead inside a north city home that caught fire.

The St. Louis City Fire Department responded to a report of a person trapped in a single-story home just after 4 p.m. in the 900 block of Riverview Boulevard, located in the Baden neighborhood.

When firefighters arrived at the scene, neighbors said there could be somebody inside the residence. The back of the home sustained heavy damage from the fire.

Firefighters found the woman dead inside the home.

The woman's name has not been released. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Fox 2 will have more information on this story as it becomes available.

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