Officials: 2 bodies found at site of Maryland mansion fire

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Posted: Jan 21, 2015 4:26 PM

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Officials say investigators have found the bodies of two people in the charred remains of an Annapolis-area mansion that burned to the ground earlier this week.

Anne Arundel Fire Department spokesman Capt. Russ Davies said cadaver dogs and searchers found the bodies Wednesday. He said four people remain unaccounted for.

Property records show the home is owned by Sandra and Don Pyles.

They and four grandchildren have been missing since crews were called early Monday to the scene of the blaze, which reduced a 16,000-square-foot waterfront castle to ruins. Officials said Tuesday that relatives believed the family was inside the mansion when it caught fire.

Investigators began excavating the ruins Wednesday.

Fire officials and federal investigators were on the scene of the blaze on Tuesday extinguishing residual hot spots.