2 bodies found in burned mansion of Annapolis executive
Fire crews in Annapolis, Maryland, recovered the bodies of two people Wednesday from a mansion gutted by fire earlier in the week. Crews believe there are still four more bodies - some of them children - still inside.
The home, which belonged to a wealthy computer systems executive and his wife, was first reported on early Monday morning.
Don and Sandy Pyle haven't been seen or heard from this week, and fire crews believe the couple's four grandchildren were staying with them the night of the fire. Investigators say the burned mansion was too unstable to enter and search for bodies until Wednesday.
While investigators haven't officially identified the family members or listed them as presumed dead, a press release that's been updated multiple times since the outbreak of the fire reads, "The six occupants remain missing and unaccounted for."
Don Pyle has held executive positions for several tech companies over the years, but he was introduced as the COO of ScienceLogic just three months ago.
The company advertises itself as an IT monitoring and cloud management service to help streamline business operations.
Fire crews say the two bodies found Wednesday were released to the local coroner's office. They didn't identify who they believed they recovered.
Investigators are treating the mansion as a crime scene since there were no witnesses to the start of the fire, but they've also been careful to say they haven't yet found any evidence of foul play.
In that updated press release, the Anne Arundel County Fire Department wrote search efforts would resume Thursday morning.
"There is still a lot of work to be done. This is a massive effort and will take days."