CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Investigators say a 27-year-old woman was pronounced dead after she was found inside a Charlotte apartment where a fire had been set.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said in a news release that authorities were called Saturday to the scene of a fire at an apartment in the Steele Creek area west of the Carowinds theme park.
The woman was found inside and pronounced dead at a hospital.
Authorities say the fire was intentionally set while she was inside.
The case is being investigated as a homicide. The cause of death wasn’t immediately released.
The police department identified the victim as Amanda Strous.
Authorities say it was not a random act of violence.