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Detectives Investigating Suspicious Death, House Fire in Beacon Hill

Detectives are investigating after a woman was found deceased in a burning home on Wednesday morning in Beacon Hill. 

At about 10:00 a.m., police and Seattle Fire Department personnel responded to a house fire in the 5900 block of 23rd Avenue South. While fighting the fire, firefighters discovered a deceased 70-year-old woman in the home. 

Detectives from SPD’s Arson/Bomb Squad responded to the scene, as well as members of SFD’s Fire Investigation Unit. 

Homicide Detectives also responded and will lead the ongoing investigation.