BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Authorities are investigating a deadly fire in Moncks Corner.
Crews with the Moncks Corner Fire Department responded to an apartment off Bonnoitt Street in response to a fire alarm around 6:00 a.m. Thursday.
At the scene, firefighters worked to extinguish a small fire – but they discovered the body of a woman during the investigation.
Firefighters called in the Moncks Corner Police Department and Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office after finding the woman’s body.
The woman was identified by the Berkeley County Coroner’s Office as 65-year-old Susie Kochever.
Moncks Corner Police Chief David Brabham initially told News 2 that the woman lived in the apartment and the incident was being investigated as a suspicious death.
As of Thursday evening, the death is being investigated as a homicide.
A suspect has not yet been identified.
Investigators with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division were called to assist.
If you have any information about the fire, you are asked to call law enforcement.