2 bodies discovered in rubble of Annapolis mansion fire (Video Update)

| January 21, 2015 | 2 Comments

4AlarmFireChildsPtRd-1The Anne Arundel County Fire Department said that two bodies were found in the rubble of the fire that destroyed a 16,000 square foot mansion in Annapolis.  There were a total of six people unaccounted for–2 adults and 4 children.   The bodies were found with the assistance of cadaver dogs which are specially trained to find victims.

Captain Russ Davies, Public Information Officer would not elaborate if the bodies were adult or children.  He stressed that it is still a very active investigation and crews continue to work to discover any other victims as well as a cause. “This is an active effort and will take days to complete,” said Davies.

Raw video of press conference:

Present at the press conference were Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh, Anne Arundel State’s Attorney Wes Adams, Police Chief Tim Altomare, Fire Chief Allan Graves, and representatives of the State Police Fire Marshals office, and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms.  When questioned about the heavy law enforcement presence, Davies reiterated that it is a standard practice to process a fire of this size as a crime scene in order to preserve any evidence. He further reiterated that there is no indication at this point that any crime has been committed.

Additional updates will be made as they become available.

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