UPDATE: Burlington Police say that a woman has been charged in this case.
Burlington police worked with Alamance County Sheriff deputies to investigate the connection between the house fire and the body found. One of the residents of the house that caught fire was found and interviewed.
After the interview, Angela Fraizer was charged with burning one's own dwelling and concealment of a death. She is being held at the Alamance County Sheriff's Department under a $50,000 bond.
The deceased woman has also been identified. Police are not releasing her name until her next of kin has been notified.
ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. – The Alamance County Sheriff's Office says an N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) worker found an object on the road that contained a partially decomposed body.
The worker found it Friday morning on Bellmont-Mount Hermon Road. The DOT worker took it to a sheriff's office substation, where deputies learned it was a body.
Friday night, deputies told WFMY News 2 they are now looking into a fire at a home on Washington Street as a connection to the body found.
Dispatchers with the Burlington Fire Department said the fire happened around 10:30-11 Friday morning. Deputies say they believe the fire was arson.
Deputies say two women lived in the home located at 1039 Washington Street. They are missing and Burlington Police and Alamance County Sheriff's Office are currently searching for them. Captain Wood tells WFMY News 2 it is unclear at this point in their investigation that the body found is one of the women who lived at the home.
The sheriff's office says the body was a woman who had short, brown hair and was about 5 feet tall. The woman had two tattoos: an eagle with open wings that spanned her chest and a cross with a half-moon on her left arm, "Mom" was written above it.
Deputies say the woman had no signs of blunt force trauma or other wounds. The woman does not match descriptions from active missing persons' reports.
Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at (336) 227-7100.