Body found inside fire-ravaged home likely a young woman, police say

Mount Pleasant fire death now considered homicide

Published On: Dec 27 2012 11:05:41 AM CST
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MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. -

Police said a person who was discovered dead after a house fire in Mount Pleasant was intentionally killed.

The Journal Times reported police believe the fire discovered early Tuesday was set by someone who knew the victim.

Mount Pleasant Police Chief Tim Zarzecki said investigators believe the body belonged to a young woman, but are waiting for confirmation from the Racine County Medical Examiner's Office.

He said investigators are also trying to determine whether she was killed as a result of the fire or died before the fire.

Zarzecki said the victim was staying at the residence temporarily but not living there. Neighbors told authorities the people who had been occupying the residence moved to Texas.