Tuscaloosa police investigating fatal house fire

Tuscaloosa police are taking a closer look at a fire where a 28-year-old woman died.

Police and firefighters were called to 3950 Shaw Drive on Sunday. They found the body of Lakendel Church inside the house. The victim's mother says she came home from work and found the inside of her home badly burned. She says Church was on the floor in a bedroom.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation and it appears the fire burned itself out. The house received extensive damage on the inside and it may have started in the kitchen.

The incident is under investigation by the Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide unit and the State Fire Marshal's office.