Firefighters found a dead body inside a burning house in the 3800 block of North Jackson Avenue early Tuesday morning, according to authorities.
The house caught fire after midnight on Tuesday morning and was severely damaged.
Kansas City police were called to investigate the body. The cause of death was not known, and police are awaiting a report from the medical examiner.
On Tuesday morning the house was gutted, and the interior of the was house visible. Melted siding framed the front door and much of the roof was gone.
The investigation continues.