Body found in burned home

Posted at 8:13 AM, Apr 16, 2013

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - Firefighters discovered a body inside a Richmond home early Tuesday morning.  The fire, at 3936 East Broad Rock Road, was first reported to the Richmond Fire Department at 5:40 a.m.

Investigators arrived on scene in five minutes and marked the fire under control just before 6 a.m.

Inside the home, firefighter discovered a body. Though they have not yet been able to identify the remains, Richmond Fire Marshal David Creasy said it appeared the body is that of a man.

Neighbors said the home had been vacant for more than a year.

The investigation into what started the fire and how the person in the home died remains on going.