Authorities are working to determine what caused a Crawford County mobile home to burn Monday and what killed a woman whose body was found at the scene.
Crawford County deputies and firefighters responded to a report of a fire at 1146 Dixon Road about 4:15 a.m. Monday, the sheriff’s office said Tuesday.
Investigator Tom Wallace said the mobile home was unoccupied.
But the sheriff’s office received a second call just before 2:20 p.m. Monday from someone saying they’d found what appeared to be human remains at the fire scene, according to a sheriff’s office news release.
The remains were of an adult female who was found inside the mobile home on a mattress, said Wayne Whitaker, spokesman for the state fire marshal’s office. That office and the GBI are assisting the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation.
The body was burned beyond recognition, said Gary Rothwell, special agent in charge of the GBI’s Perry office. It was taken to the GBI crime lab in Macon for an autopsy and identification.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Rothwell said investigators need to determine the cause of the fire before determining whether foul play was involved.
“There’s a lot of questions we’re trying to get answered,” he said.
Wallace would not reveal who found the human remains at the fire scene Monday afternoon.
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 836-3116, the GBI at 987-4545, Macon Regional CrimeStoppers at (877) 68-CRIME, or the state fire marshal’s office at (800) 656-2298.
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