MENA, Ark. -- Arkansas State Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was discovered over the weekend inside a house.
About 1 p.m. Saturday, Mena Fire Department responded to a report of a residential fire at 407 First St., according to a state police report. While attempting to gain control of the fire, authorities discovered the body.
The house was initially believed to be unoccupied and without utility connections.
Special agents of the state police's Criminal Investigation Division are trying to determine whether there is a connection between the fire and the disappearance of a woman who lived in the same neighborhood.
The body will be taken to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory for autopsy and to determine the woman's identity.