6th victim located in Annapolis mansion fire
One week after a fire that burned a large Annapolis home to the ground, the Anne Arundel County Fire Department says investigators have located a sixth victim on Monday.
It is believed that Don and Sandy Pyle, a couple who lived in the 16,000-square-foot home, along with their four grandchildren, all died in the massive fire that burned the mansion into the ground.
The other five bodies were found last week by investigators and were all taken to the medical examiner's office in Baltimore to be identified.
Fire officials say all of the occupants at the home during the fire are all accounted for.
Investigators are expected to continue their investigation at the mansion for another two days.
The Pyles were known as doting grandparents. The called them "Pop-Pop" and "Dee Dee."
A description released by the family said, "Don loved his family, especially his grandchildren, more than anything in the world." And that Sandy had "a special place in her heart for each grandchild."
The children were at their home known as the castle for a sleepover. Eight-year-old Charlotte and 6-year-old Wes were the children of Sandy's son, Clint. The family says Charlotte's "future dreams were to run an animal hospital" and her brother Wes "wanted to build robots."
Sandy's son, Randy, was the father of the other two children, 8-year-old Lexi and 7-year-old Katie. The family says Lexi "wanted to be a vet or on television … she was going to be famous" and Katie was "loving and thoughtful beyond her years."
Fire officials said last week that there does not appear to be any sign of foul play or any indication the fire was suspicious.
Don Pyle was a successful tech entrepreneur and was chief operating officer at ScienceLogic in Reston, Va. In a blog post, the company said, "Don was widely known for his vivacious spirit, thirst for life, and love of family. A philanthropist, avid fisherman, and doting grandfather, Don found true happiness when doing for others and surrounded by people he loved."