A 69-year-old woman was found dead inside a North John Street house that caught fire late Friday or early Saturday morning.

Goldsboro police officers on patrol saw the fire at about 2:35 a.m. Saturday at 1109 N. John St. Firefighters responding to the blaze found Lovetta Brodie Benjamin, who lived at the John Street residence, dead inside the home.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Goldsboro Police Department, with the assistance of the State Bureau of Investigation.

No other details were available Saturday.