Search warrants issued in Indy explosion

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email
Warrants are out for two people in connection with the explosion in Indianapolis.

FILE - This aerial file photo from Nov. 11, 2012, shows the two homes that were leveled and the numerous neighboring homes that were damaged from a massive explosion that sparked a huge fire and killed two people in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/The Indianapolis Star, Matt Kryger, File)

Warrants are out for two people in connection with the explosion in Indianapolis.

NewsCenter 16’s sister station, WTHR, reports that one person is in custody for questioning.

Bob Leonard, is a relative of Mark Leonard, who lived in the home that exploded.

Leonard is the boyfriend of Moncy Shirley, who also lived in the home.

A swat team reportedly came to search Bob Leonard's home in a trailer park Tuesday afternoon.

Officials say Mark Leonard had a white van parked outside his home for two weeks, but that van has been gone for over a week.

The two people killed in the explosion were buried yesterday.

Several homes were leveled in the blast.

The couple and Shirley's 12-year-old daughter were away at the time of the explosion, but the young couple next door died when their house was destroyed.

Attorney Randall Cable said Tuesday that Shirley and Leonard had been cooperating with investigators and were "bewildered" by Monday's announcement that the investigation was considered a criminal homicide.


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