SANDIA - A structure fire is being investigated after firefighters discovered the body of 60-year-old Robert William Funke inside on Sunday.

Emergency personnel were alerted to a fire on Farm-to-Market 534 and Highway 359 where Sandia and Orange Grove firefighters worked to extinguished the flames.

According to Lt. Alan Gonzalez with the Jim Wells County Sheriff's Department, Funke lived alone in and was located in his bed.  

The case is being investigated by the state fire marshal. However, arson is not expected at this time.