DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (TCD) -- A 33-year-old man was arrested Monday after an older woman’s body was found inside a house that was set on fire.
The Daytona Beach Police Department announced Sunday they were investigating a "suspicious death" on the 500 block of Cannon Street. According to the announcement, someone called Volusia County emergency dispatch at 1:01 p.m. Sunday to report that a man who lived at the house was "attacking an elderly female."
When officers arrived on the scene, they reportedly saw a man walking southbound away from the residence. Responders also smelled smoke and discovered "heavy flames." According to the statement, after Daytona Beach Fire Department extinguished the flames, they found a woman’s body on the ground.
WKMG-TV reports Deandre Anderson was arrested and the victim was reportedly identified as Viola Miller. According to WKMG, she reportedly died before the fire broke out. According to WESH-TV, Miller was in her 70s.
We're actively investigating after a body is found inside a burning home in Midtown by officers responding to a reported physical disturbance.