Body Recovered From Burnt Home in Saco, Maine After Standoff With Police

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    It is believed Charles Scontras started the fire when his estranged wife arrived with police to retrieve belongings

    (NECN) - The body of a 58-year-old Maine man has been found in the rubble of his home following a fire that he's believed to have started during a standoff with police.
         
    The state fire marshal's office says the body of Charles Scontras was found late Saturday night inside his Saco home.

         Scontras' estranged wife and a police officer went to the home Friday afternoon so she could retrieve belongings.
         
    They retreated when they saw smoke coming from the house and heard at least one gunshot.
         
    One neighbor says he wasn't shocked by the outcome.
         
    Scontras' body was taken to the medical examiner's officer to determine how he died.