ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WNCN) — Rocky Mount police are investigating after they say an elderly woman was found dead in a burning vehicle.

Police say on Monday, officers responded to a vehicle fire in the 1500 block of South Church Street.

After the fire was extinguished, a 76-year-old woman, later identified as Mary Alston, was located inside of the vehicle.

Through a joint investigation and autopsy, it was determined Alston died of a medical emergency.