The massive explosion that leveled two houses and damaged scores more in Indianapolis more than a week ago was an intentional act, police said Monday.
Police have launched “a criminal homicide investigation” into the Nov. 10 blast that left two people dead and did some $4.4 million in neighborhood damage, forcing many residents out of their homes, reported Indiana-based Fox 59 television.
Insurance investigators are currently questioning the boyfriend of a woman whose home blew up, they told Fox. At the same time, crews are looking through the debris to determine the cause of the explosion.
Authorities believe that natural gas played a role in the explosion, according to the Indianapolis Star.
On Monday, hundreds of people attended a memorial for two victims Jennifer and John Dion Longworth, reported the Star.
“Lives have been changed and transformed by this tragic explosion,” Monsignor Tony Volz told the newspaper. “A death like theirs makes no sense.”
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