The Roanoke Police Department said the body that was found in the apartment is a man and his death is being investigated as suspicious at this time.
They said the identity would be released after it has been confirmed and all proper notifications have been made.
One person is confirmed dead after fire crews responded to an apartment fire in Roanoke Monday afternoon.
Fire officials say Roanoke Fire-EMS responded to the apartment building in the 2000 block of Brandon Ave., around 1:54 p.m.
They confirm that one person died.
The name of the victim isn't being released at this time.