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Indianapolis Home Explosion Being Investigated As Homicide

After numerous interviews and several search warrants, investigators have begun a criminal homicide investigation.

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The explosion caused around $3.6 million in damages.

The investigation into the explosion on Indianapolis‘ south side that killed two and injured many more is now being called a criminal homicide investigation.

Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry says investigators with Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and Indianapolis Fire Department conducted numerous interviews and executed search warrants which led to the change in the investigation.

Few details of the investigation were released but Curry says they are looking for a white van that was seen in the Richmond Hill subdivision on the day of the explosion. Curry says Crime Stoppers is offering a one thousand dollar reward for information leading to an arrest.

Additionally, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a reward of up to ten thousand dollars for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

The announcement came on the same day that John Longworth and his wife Jennifer were laid to rest. Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard attended the funeral and expressed his condolences to the family. Several others were injured in the blast which officials say caused nearly 4.4 million dollars in damage.

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