Second body found in 'suspicious' Severn house fire
SEVERN, Md. (WBFF) - After a second body was found at the scene of a fire at a Severn home, Anne Arundel County officials are looking into several suspicious factors discovered in their investigation.
Just before noon on Friday, Fire Dept. crew members and recovery canines located a second body in the rubble and debris at the scene of the fire, which broke out Thursday around 3:40 a.m. at a single-family dwelling on Old Camp Meade Road near Reece Road.
Using the Department of Public Works' large equipment to remove heavy debris, searchers were able to sift through rubble and locate the second body, that of an unidentified white male. The remains have been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for a full autopsy and homicide detectives are also investigating.
One person, a white female, was found deceased on the first floor of the home after the fire was extinguished. Family members told authorities that there were two occupants inside the home at the time of the fire. The search was suspended Thursday night due to dark conditions and resumed Friday morning. Several deceased animal remains were also recovered.
When the fire happened, the home was under construction due to a fire that broke out in February. Police are now assuming command of the investigation and the Fire Dept. reports that, "There are several suspicious factors in regards to the deaths coupled with evidence recovered from the scene."
The investigation remains active and fluid and anyone with information on the incident should call 410-222-3413, or to remain anonymous, 410-222-4700.