DETROIT (WWJ) – Authorities are investigating after a decomposed body was found at a vacant home on the city’s east side.

Firefighters were called to a house fire in the 14000 block of Liberal, off Gratiot between 7 Mile and State Fair, around 3 a.m. Friday and made the discovery after extinguishing the flames.

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Investigators say decomposed skeletal remains were located on the second floor of the home. At this point, it’s not clear if the remains belong to a male or female. It’s also unknown how long they may have been there.

A cause of death has yet to be determined.

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An investigation is ongoing.

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