Dorothy Pillow’s body was discovered shortly after firemen extinguished flames in her home at 708 N. Jefferson St.
Members of the Beeville Volunteer Fire Department removed the body after city investigators had made their initial inspection of the home.
Detective Lt. Eddie Garcia was not commenting on the cause of death and said the autopsy report should determine that.
Garcia said BPD investigators are working closely with arson investigators with the Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office to determine how and where the fire started.
Ramon Garcia and David Rives, investigators from the Fire Marshal’s Office, were in town with a specially trained dog, Saxon, by Sunday afternoon.
They were joined at the scene by Garcia, Sgt. Chris Bernal, Detective Matthew Miller and evidence technician Laura Martinez.
Police Chief Joe Treviño said Monday morning that emergency responders received a call regarding the fire at 4:16 p.m. Saturday.
The woman’s body was discovered shortly after firefighters arrived.
Gary Kent is a reporter at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 358-2550, ext. 120, or at reporter@mySouTex.com.