UPDATE Arson, homicide investigators looking into fatal fire

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UPDATE: Jan. 13

SCOTTSDALE -- Phoenix police are now saying the fire at a North Valley home where a woman's body was found is suspicious.

Investigators have confirmed that the body was that of the homeowner, Lori Groom.

Crews were called out to the home near 56th Street and Bell Road Monday afternoon. Groom's body was found after the fire was out.

Neighbors of the 52-year-old woman told 3TV the famliy had been going through some problems.

"We didn't know the gravity of the situation," the man said. "We knew there were problems, but you don't want to get involved too much in other people's business. We knew there was a real problem when they took her to the hospital the night after New Year's Eve."

Homicide detectives and arson investigtors from the Phoenix Fire Department were on the scene Tuesday morning.

Groom has three adult sons, one of whom just went into the Army.

ORIGINAL STORY: Woman found dead in Phoenix house fire

PHOENIX -- Phoenix Fire confirms that a woman's body was found inside a house that caught fire Monday afternoon.

Phoenix Fire crews were called to 17052 58th Way on reports of heavy smoke coming form a house. When they got on scene, the house was fully involved.

Crews got the fire under control and found the woman after searching the house.

Initial indications are that the woman died from smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.