Fire investigators are probing a disturbing note and a deadly discovery in San Jose.
Fire crews found a body inside an abandoned home that was nearly destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning.
Even before the body was found, the fire was considered suspicious because of graffiti scrawled on the house taunting the San Jose Police Department.
The graffiti read,"(Expletive) SAN JOSE POLICE DEP ILL KILL MYSELF BEFORE YOU RETARDANT (expletive) EVER GET THE CHANCE." It also read, "P.S. I'LL HAUNT YOU FOREVER."
Those words could be read as a suicide note.
The body was found in the basement of the home atop the hill on Brasilia Way, near Almaden Lake Park but it was not immediately clear whether the person inside the home followed through on the spray-painted threat.
The two-alarm fire, reported at about 3:20 a.m., burned about half of the house before firefighters contained it.
"When we got here, there was smoke and flames shooting out from the attic," San Jose fire Capt. Scott Kouns said.
Kouns said firefighters initially had trouble accessing the home using the single driveway.
Police and fire investigators are expected to remain at the site Wednesday to determine the cause.
Bay City News contributed to this report.