House explosion case now a criminal homicide investigation
Deadly blast in Indianapolis neighborhood
- Duration 4:48
- Date Nov 20, 2012
Deadly blast in Indianapolis neighborhood
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-- till the hour now cops are investigating a house explosion that killed two people and destroyed several several homes as a possible homicide you've seen this incredible video.
-- from last week in Indianapolis.
-- actually a little more than a week ago.
The blast leveled several homes and damaged some eighty other homes eighty of them.
A second grade teacher and her husband died in this thing and last night investigators said the clues.
Point to somebody sparking the explosion on purpose.
So this is a homicide investigation now.
Cops say they're now looking for a white van that witnesses reported seeing in that neighborhood Trace Gallagher has the details straight what what we don't let this band.
It was apparently in an -- this neighborhood ship for about three weeks it was near the house that exploded in fact some people sought just before the explosion now all police will say is that it's a white van with no windows.
But we just talked to the cops -- knowledge they do know more about this ban.
Then they're letting on but they don't want to reveal the information because they want the public to help them confirm.
That information police are also kind of checking nearby businesses to see if there is some surveillance video that might have captured that van.
As it was leaving the neighborhood.
On the day of the explosion -- a lot of people are probably saying why would anybody do this on purpose which leads us to information about the homeowners.
You have the people on the -- divorce they divorced a couple years ago having financial difficulties now the ex wife lives there with her boyfriend.
And her daughter none were home at the time of the explosion the ex husband says that his -- told them a few weeks ago that.
The furnace was broken and that she smelled gas but -- the ex -- says Nidal.
The boyfriend fix that -- will now we know that the boyfriend has a very long criminal record and has severe financial problems but.
The lawyer for the couple says and I'm quoting here the two remain horrified at the tragic events destruction and loss of lives.
That occurred and had been cooperating with the authorities since the return to Indianapolis.
Over the weekend we should also point out we mention the boyfriend's financial difficulty -- The couple who owns the house also filed for bankruptcy.
Back in 2000 -- -- Trace Gallagher thank you Doug -- joins us now he lives just a few houses down from the one exploded he's also the head of the neighborhood.
Crime watch program sir thank you.
Thank ship for having me what do you know about this boyfriend does that sound you like he's a person of interest figured.
You know I know that.
She had a new boyfriend this year.
DL he did have oh we believe only a white band we've seen it parked in front of the house -- in the driveway.
You don't you never want to assume any thing so we know really very little about the -- different.
It's -- -- -- if I lived on the street and suddenly the cops told me this explosion that.
For a couple of days it sounded like maybe people thought was a furnace that acted up I -- they talked to the gas company for awhile against him.
And then all of a sudden the find out it's a homicide investigation that knock me down a little.
-- I think.
You know that they the residents are are.
They're they're sad.
They're they're unhappy that I could told the media last night.
Young now they're mad if this is -- turn into a homicide investigation because Saturday night you know we heard everything from.
An airplane had trashed.
A drone missile -- hit a house.
Even even the meteor and I was you know.
Just trying to make light of this subject I you know what I'm trying to convince people that there was an alien spacecraft -- it crashed because we really didn't know.
You know -- the -- -- in that neighborhood just don't blow up.
Yeah and and now to think two people have died in this eighty homes damaged in this and homicide investigation here is if somebody did this on purpose.
A lot of questions if divide -- by the EU and I'm -- -- and neighborhood watch in the place.
I got a lot of questions we get any answers from the cops.
Now I think the media has got as much information.
Says the residents do the Indianapolis police department in -- -- part apartment.
ATF and Homeland Security have been there all week they're really do and a very very good job.
Trying to piece this thing together and you know we don't want to speculate we don't want to throw our neighbors under the bus.
Because that's not -- no position to do that but you know.
Like -- said deal palaces in our neighborhood just don't go up like that -- that kind of damage.
Yeah it's the truth.
Man good luck to you and yours I hope this works out -- find out what happened here Doug Aldrich from from the neighborhood that blew up in Indianapolis Doug thank you.
Thank you all right well here.