Posted: Oct 28, 2014 5:22 AM EST Updated: Oct 29, 2014 11:06 AM EST
The single-story house fire started just before 2 a.m. on Tuesday at 604 S Main Street. Firefighters found the vinyl siding of the house in flames, spreading to two nearby homes.
Officials say they evacuated nearby residents and after the fire was contained, they found a woman’s body inside the Main Street home.
According to China Grove Police, an autopsy was completed on Wednesday morning in Chapel Hill and dental records were compared to records submitted by a local dentist.
Those records matched and the medical examiner confirmed that 53-year-old Rebecca Evans Phelps was the one found inside the burning home.
Final autopsy results are still pending and investigators have still not released her cause of death.
A neighbor said the woman was occasionally visited by her son. The fire is under investigation by the China Grove Police Department and the SBI.
No other injuries were reported.
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