Carlsbad Woman Found Dead in House Fire

A woman's body was found inside a Carlsbad home where multiple fires broke out Monday morning, officials confirmed.

A neighbor saw smoke coming from the home on Gaviota Circle after 7 a.m. and called the Carlsbad Fire Department.

Once firefighters arrived, they found the victim, described as a woman in her 50s, unconscious on a bed inside the home. She was pronounced dead shortly after, officials said.

“We did not see any signs of foul play on her part. We don’t know if it’s a suicide, again. We don’t know if it’s a homicide. We don’t know the condition of the body," said Lt. Marc Reno with the Carlsbad Police Department. 

Fire officials said there were four suspicious fires inside the home. A death investigation is now underway.

“The body will be going to the medical examiner’s office for the release of the name and to tell us if she died before the fire, during the fire or after the fire,” Reno said.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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