SC woman found dead of gunshot in burning home

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on November 29, 2012 at 2:05 PM

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) -- Greenwood County sheriff's deputies say a woman has been found shot to death in her burning home. 

Authorities say firefighters found the body of 46-year-old Lisa Merritt around 2:30 a.m. Thursday. 

Investigators say Merritt was not severely burned by the fire, which started in a bedroom. An autopsy has been scheduled to confirm the cause of death. 

Deputies are questioning Merritt's husband.

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