Police remain unable to enter the fire-ravaged Shropshire home of a missing millionaire following a suspected arson attack.
The secluded country estate belonging to Christopher Foster, his wife Jill and their 15-year-old daughter Kirstie, is still unsafe for search teams to enter, two days after a blaze ripped through the property.
Fears are growing for the family, who have been missing since the fire in Maesbrook, near Oswestry, on Tuesday.
Fire crews continue to damp down Osbaston House, reportedly worth £1.2 million.
West Mercia Constabulary has refused to comment on reports that bullet cartridges and pools of blood were found in the courtyard.
The force also refused to confirm or deny newspaper reports which suggested that police feared Mr Foster may have shot dead his family before boarding himself in the house and setting fire to it.
A police spokesman said: "There is a lot of speculation going on. When we are able to we will issue facts.
"We are not able to go into the building so we do not know what, if anything, is inside. We are not making any comment on speculation."
The Fosters went to a friend's barbecue on Monday before returning home later that evening.
The fire started at around 5am, destroying a stable block and garage and badly damaging the house itself. Three horses were found dead.