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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:18 PM

Deadly Indiana house explosion might not have been an accident

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Source: Chicago Tribune

The house explosion that killed two people and destroyed several homes in an Indianapolis neighborhood is now being investigated as a homicide, authorities said, though no suspects have been named.

Indianapolis Homeland Security Director Gary Coons announced the criminal investigation Monday evening, shortly after a funeral was held for the husband and wife who had lived next door to the house where investigators believe the blast occurred.

Search warrants have been executed and officials are now looking for a white van that was seen in the subdivision on the day of the blast, Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry said. Federal authorities are offering a $10,000 reward for information in the case.

Curry said the investigation is aimed at "determining if there are individuals who may be responsible for this explosion and fire," but neither he nor Coons took questions or indicated if investigators had any suspects. No arrests have been made.

Read more: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-officials-fatal-indianapolis-explosion-fire-now-homicide-investigation-20121119,0,5051932.story

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 03:17 PM

1. Um, duh?

The couple split several years ago. Wife keeps the house and moves her BF in.
(One or the other) tries unsuccessfully to declare bankruptcy in 2007.
House goes into foreclosure in 2011.

Either ex-hubby was trying to torch it to get insurance money & out from under the foreclosure,
or wifey & the live-in BF were. Interesting that they were at a casino went it blew up (follow the money ... or lack thereof) ?

I think they maybe messed with the gas lines, or had one of their "Bubba's HVAC and auto-repair-shop" friends do it, then conveniently left town for the weekend. Or, hubby did the same. Or hell, maybe all 3 of 'em are in on it together. But it's pretty obvious to anyone with more than 3 active brain cells that this was an attempt to dodge foreclosure & make some quick insurance-fraud-money.

Horribly sad that whoever's scheme went wrong and killed 2 innocent people, and obliterated an entire neighborhood.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 03:43 PM

2. Locking, sorry, this is a duplicate. Please continue discussion and post updates here:

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