Maine police find 4 bodies in home

June 13, 2011 - 2:14 PM

DEXTER, Maine (AP) — Police say four bodies have been found inside a central Maine home, hours after gunshots were reported fired.

Maine State Police spokesman Steve McCausland says the bodies of a man, a woman and two children were found Monday afternoon at the home in Dexter. He didn't identify the victims.

Police surrounded the home Monday morning after reports of gunfire. A Dexter officer had gone to check on the family living there, because the woman didn't show up to work and the children didn't go to school.

Mylon Lake, of Harmony, tells The Associated Press that his nephew had been inside the house and was involved in a child custody dispute with his estranged wife.