Seattle Police investigating 'suspicious' death after body found in burning home

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Seattle Police are investigating what they are calling a "suspicious death" after a woman was found inside a burning Beacon Hill home on Wednesday. 

At about 10 a.m., crews responded to a report of a fire a home near the 5900 block of 23rd Avenue South. 

While Seattle firefighters were knocking the fire down, they found a 70-year-old woman dead inside the home. 

Detectives from SPD's Arson/Bomb Squad responded to the scene, as well as the Fire Investigation Unit from Seattle Fire Department.

Homicide detectives are currently taking the lead on the investigation.

Detectives have not publicly disclosed what they found to indicate that the woman's death was a homicide.