ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — New details about the victims of a fire at an Annapolis mansion. Firefighters say they have found a fifth victim in the ruins.
WJZ Investigator Mike Hellgren has the touching tributes to the victims.READ MORE: Fourth Of July Festivities Began In Baltimore County Sunday Evening
Investigators pulled one more body from the rubble in the home. That brings the total they’ve found to five out of six people. All five of those bodies have been taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Baltimore.
There are newly released pictures of Don and Sandy Pyle and their four grandchildren.
All six likely died when the Pyles’ Annapolis estate burned to the ground early Monday morning, including sisters Lexi and Katie Boone, aged 8 and 7, and their cousins Charlotte and Wesley Boone, aged 8 and 6.
Their beaming faces have touched the hearts of so many.
“It was hard for me to look at the pictures. Very, very hard,” said Marilyn Hendley, mourner. “That’s what tugs at your heart strings.”
WJZ captured a group of police cadets at the scene—part of the massive response.
Fire investigators combed through the rubble—again–looking for more clues as to how the fire started and why it spread so quickly no one could get out.
“My son worked for Don. It hits your heart. And I just wanted to do something so I thought, well, six flowers,” said Eileen Pugh. “The way that the fire spread, as fast as it was in a house that big, how can you think of anything else but foul play?”
As the family waits for confirmation from the state medical examiner’s office, they asked the public for privacy as they need time to heal.
Eight-year-old Charlotte Boone loved loved her family, horses, basketball, and swimming. Her parents describe her as fun-loving, intelligent and kind.
“Her friends from school held a special place in her heart,” the family said in a statement. “She wanted to be known as a gamer with an epic love of Minecraft. Charlotte loved making videos with her guinea pig, Oreo. Charlotte’s future dreams were to run an animal rescue.”
Her 6-year-old brother Wesley loved Doctor Who, Legos, Minecraft, Plants vs Zombies, and swimming.READ MORE: Man Who Shot Wicomico Sheriff's Deputy Indicted On 18 Charges
“Wes was sweet and loving and looked up to his older sister immensely. He loved all his friends and he especially looked forward to seeing his classmates at school every day,” the family said. “He loved trips to the beach with his family.”
Wes wanted to grow up to build robots.
Sisters Lexi and Katie Boone had recently welcomed a baby brother.
Eight-year-old Lexi loved her friends from school, field hockey, lacrosse, and ice skating. Her parents describe her as thoughtful, social, smart, and determined.
“She loved her dog Sophie,” her parents added. “Lexi wanted to be a vet or on television when she grew up. She was going to be famous.”
While, 7-year-old Katie enjoyed soccer, gymnastics, ice skating, and singing Taylor Swift songs. Her parents say she was kind, compassionate, and loving
“Katie’s most recent adventures included her birthday party at the castle with the Ravens cheerleaders and a trip to New York City,” her family said. “For only having just turned 7, she was loving and thoughtful beyond her years.”
Don Pyle was a multimillionaire and a chief operating officer of a tech company called Science Logic.
The CEO sent out a picture of Pyle, who loved the water, and wrote: “It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the loss of our dear colleague, stellar friend, mentor to many, and most of all, simply an excellent man.”
Don followed Delaware Blue Hens Lacrosse and he had established long-term friends over his lifetime from high school to his career.
Don Pyle and his wife Sandy were fans of the Ravens and the Orioles. Sandy loved animals, especially her dogs, and contributed to a number of animal welfare groups.
“Sandy was incredibly sensitive to the needs of others and generous beyond words,” her family said. She was a beach lover, described as fun-loving, caring and generous.
“It’s just so sad seeing their lives taken away before they really got a chance to get started with them. It just really reminds you to keep the people you love close to you,” said Michelle Hendley, mourner.MORE NEWS: Baltimore County Police Ask For Help Finding Missing Woodlawn Teen
The investigation will continue Saturday morning at the scene. It includes local fire investigators and the ATF.