SAVANNAH, GA (May 4, 2015) An autopsy is being conducted today to confirm the identity and determine the cause of death of a woman whose body was found in a burning apartment in the unincorporated area of Chatham County on Thursday.

Violent Crimes detectives from the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department are conducting a death investigation after the fire on Quartz Way in the Stone Lake Apartments off Berwick Boulevard. The State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire.

Southside Fire and Rescue units arrived at 1:57 p.m. Thursday to extinguish the fire in the apartment before they found the body.

Both investigations are continuing.