Columbia, SC (WLTX) - An investigation is underway after a 56-year-old woman was found dead at home in the Rosewood area Thursday.

Columbia police say they were responding to burglary reports when they found the front door open, and the body of a deceased woman inside.

The victim, identified as 56-year-old Joan Staub, was found by her roommate at a home on the 900 block of Huntington Avenue.

Staub's death has been ruled a homicide, with cause of death being blunt force trauma to the upper body, according to Richland County Coroner Gary Watts.