NORTHWOODS, Mo. (AP) — A fire that claimed the life of a St. Louis County woman is under investigation.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ( ) reports that the fire broke out about 8:30 a.m. Sunday in Northwoods. Emergency crews found the body of 49-year-old Dana Williams inside the home, where she lived with her brother and her brother's girlfriend. They were not home at the time of the fire.

Authorities have labeled the fire as suspicious and the St. Louis County Police Department's homicide division and bomb and arson squad are investigating.


Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch,