House Fire Investigation Continues in Ector County

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ECTOR COUNTY - Ector County deputies are waiting on autopsy results to identify a body found after a house fire on Monday.

The blaze sparked up at a house on Benefield, just after 3:30 p.m.

A body found inside is in Tarrant County for an autopsy.

It was burned so badly, the Medical Examiner couldn't determine if it belonged to a man or a woman.

The Sheriff's Office tells NewsWest 9, a neighbor saw the fire and tried to go inside but there was just too much smoke.

Investigators think they know who was killed but they're waiting on a positive id first and then they have to notify the victim's family.

We're told more than half of the home has extensive damage.