Death investigation underway after woman and dog found dead near 9th and Brighton Avenue

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A death investigation is underway after a woman and a dog were found dead following a fire on Kansas City’s Northeast side Wednesday morning.

Around 5:45 a.m. firefighters were called to a shed near Brighton and Hardesty.

As firefighters put out the flames, they found a woman’s body inside. Bomb and arson crews are on the scene investigating.

A neighbor tells Fox 4 his sister converted the back of the shed into a bedroom and slept there Tuesday night with a female friend. He also said they used a kerosene lamp for warmth.

Right now investigators are not releasing the victim’s name or how she was killed. They also are not saying what happened to the other woman staying there overnight.

Stacey Graves with the Kansas City police department says around 9 a.m. a man approached the scene with a large sword or machete and confronted officers.  Officers were able to calm the man down, and he transported to a nearby police station for questioning.

If you know anything about this homicide, you are asked to call police at (816) 474-TIPS.

James Garrett with the Kansas City Fire Department previously told FOX 4 this was a homicide investigation, police have since said this is a death investigation. Detectives were still trying to determine if this was a homicide.