Officials in Fairfax County are investigating a fire that resulted in the discovery of a woman's body.
A shed in Alexandria, Va., was still ablaze when fire crews responded to the call early Saturday evening.
The shed, located in the backyard of a home in the 6700 block of Villa Street was destroyed. Inside the structure, firefighters located the body of an adult female. The fire, officials say, was initially reported by a passer-by at about 6:30 p.m.
Nearby resident Andrew Rutledge said he could also see the flames as he was passing by.
"We saw smoke first then we…got a good line of sight between the trees and the church and saw flames 8 to 10 feet tall shooting up," Rutledge said. "The fire trucks were right behind us."
Investigators have not identified the woman who was found in the shed. They also have not released any details on how she may have ended up inside or whether any foul play is involved. Officials say they are hoping for more information regarding her exact cause of death by early next week.