"I thought when I woke up, something is not right," said Carrie Grinstead.
A house fire turned deadly at a home on Falstaff Road in Irondequoit early Sunday morning. Police and firefighters were called to the scene just before one a.m.
"It was believed to be a vacant house, when the firemen went in, they did locate a body of a female inside," said Sgt. Mark Bean of the Irondequoit Police Department.
Carrie Grinstead, who lives across the street, said she saw the victim Saturday afternoon.
"Just on her porch talking to someone, and I was surprised because she has not been able to actually live in the house for a while, she's been coming and going, getting her possessions out," said Grinstead.
"The person who had moved out, moved out because RG&E had shut off the power, according to neighbors," said Sgt. Bean.
Police have not confirmed the identity of the victim, but Jose Rodriguez says the victim is his daughter, 31-year-old Rebecca Rodriguez Lopez.
Rodriguez says the mother of four would sometimes sleep in the home even though it had no water or electricity.
"The Monroe County Sheriff's Department did respond and they assisted with the fire portion. At this point in time, until we find out what caused the fire, we are going to rule it as suspicious," said Sgt. Bean.
"I was really glad to hear her kids were not down here with her last night. It's very sad, it's very upsetting, because she is a young mom and it's a young family," said Grinstead.The cause of the fire is still under investigation.