Home Explodes, Woman Found Dead Inside

Home Explodes, Woman Found Dead Inside

There are 29 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from Feb 6, 2007, titled Home Explodes, Woman Found Dead Inside. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

Orangeburg County deputies are investigating the death of woman found inside a home that suddenly exploded early Tuesday morning.

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WColaGal

Columbia, SC

#1 Feb 6, 2007
Sounds like a job for CSI!
Christie

Goshen, AL

#2 Feb 6, 2007
Does Oscar McDowell have an alias, such as a nickname, & when will a picture of Mcdowell be posted.
stacey

United States

#4 Feb 7, 2007
They can put Sudafed behind the counters but that only keeps it out of the hands of the honest people. Something has got to be done about this country's meth problem. It makes crack look like lollipops!
ashley

La Frette-sur-seine, France

#5 Feb 7, 2007
stacey wrote:
They can put Sudafed behind the counters but that only keeps it out of the hands of the honest people. Something has got to be done about this country's meth problem. It makes crack look like lollipops!
I work in a pharmacy and I don't know if they have started to do it where you are from, but we have to type all the driver's license info in at the time of purchase. This is regulated by the government to monitor the amount purchased. You have to have a state id or driver license. and if you exceed the amount allowed a month, they cannot make the purchase any where. all stores that sell this stuff should be doing this.
no it is not fair for the honest people, but if the people making meth can't buy it like that, they will use something else....
SamIam

Florence, SC

#6 Feb 7, 2007
ashley wrote:
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I work in a pharmacy and I don't know if they have started to do it where you are from, but we have to type all the driver's license info in at the time of purchase. This is regulated by the government to monitor the amount purchased. You have to have a state id or driver license. and if you exceed the amount allowed a month, they cannot make the purchase any where. all stores that sell this stuff should be doing this.
no it is not fair for the honest people, but if the people making meth can't buy it like that, they will use something else....
All that does is create a black market for those type of goods.

Now instead of one person buying 100 boxes you have 25 buying four.
sherry

Summerville, SC

#7 Feb 7, 2007
did mom call someone and tell them he had gone crazy??????????
G Cole

Chapin, SC

#8 Feb 7, 2007
More life has been claimed by drugs. When will people realize "drugs kill"..... God be with the innocent family members at this time.
Trey

West Palm Beach, FL

#9 Feb 7, 2007
In November of 2002 I was incarcerated with Mr Mcdowell at the Charleston County Detention Center. We were housed with the Worst of the worst inmates. Mr Mcdowell was in a cell wit Jesse Waylon Sapp a cop killer and Drug abuser. I bet he learned all he needed to know living with that scum bag. I am here to say that the root of his problem was his family situation. After looking at the news and seeing the family I see the lack of parental supervision and good home training. Mr Mcdowell never recived a visit and almost never got any mail. Maybe we need to monitor our children a little more, and keep an ongoing communication outlet available so that children can come to the parents when there is a problem instead of using drugs. I knew this guy was going to do something terrible.
Ash

Myrtle Beach, SC

#10 Feb 7, 2007
I am here to say that the root of his problem was his family situation. After looking at the news and seeing the family I see the lack of parental supervision and good home training.
You have no idea just how right you are.
A close Friend

Murrells Inlet, SC

#11 Feb 7, 2007
Ruby was a very good person!! She didn't deserved to die that way!! I will miss her!
A close Friend

Murrells Inlet, SC

#12 Feb 7, 2007
The whole deal is, that dude killed my friend. The word "DRUGS" is taken away from the truth! Ruby is now dead and all I see here is talk about drugs! What about her family? The guy set my friend on fire, he killed her! If you write about something stick to the facts "Murder!!"
FRIEND

Dawsonville, GA

#13 Feb 8, 2007
Trey wrote:
In November of 2002 I was incarcerated with Mr Mcdowell at the Charleston County Detention Center. We were housed with the Worst of the worst inmates. Mr Mcdowell was in a cell wit Jesse Waylon Sapp a cop killer and Drug abuser. I bet he learned all he needed to know living with that scum bag. I am here to say that the root of his problem was his family situation. After looking at the news and seeing the family I see the lack of parental supervision and good home training. Mr Mcdowell never recived a visit and almost never got any mail. Maybe we need to monitor our children a little more, and keep an ongoing communication outlet available so that children can come to the parents when there is a problem instead of using drugs. I knew this guy was going to do something terrible.
HOW CAN YOU BLAME ANYTHING ON THE FAMILY OF THE GUY... HE IS OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER..I DON'T FEEL FOR HIM... HE NEEDS TO PAY FOR WHAT HE DONE TO RUBY.. RUBY IS A GREAT PERSON AND DID NOT DESERVE THAT.. SHE HAD A GREAT SON WHO HAD A CHILD ON THE WAY.. SHE WILL NEVER GET TO MEET HER GRANDCHILD KNOW.. HOW COULD SOMEONE BE AS CRUEL AS HIM... HE DESERVES EVERYTHING HE GETS.... HOW DARE YOU BLAME HIS FAMILY.. THAT IS TOO ANYONE WHO BLAMES HIS FAMILY.. IF YOU WERE IN JAIL WITH HIM... THEN YOU SHOULD KNOW HOW HE WAS... HE IS SICK AND NEEDS HELP.. HER FAMILY IS THE ONE IN PAIN.. AND HE STILL GETS TO EAT HIS FOOD AND WATCH TV IN JAIL..THAT IS SICK..
FRIEND

Dawsonville, GA

#14 Feb 8, 2007
Ash wrote:
I am here to say that the root of his problem was his family situation. After looking at the news and seeing the family I see the lack of parental supervision and good home training.
You have no idea just how right you are.
STOP BLAMING THE FAMILY... HOW OLD IS HE??? HE IS OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER.. ITS NOT HIS FAMILY... IT IS JUST PLAIN OUT MURDER..... THAT IS SICK.. SHE WAS A GREAT PERSON AND DESERVE TO BE HERE WITH HER SON... SHE WON'T EVEN BE ABLE TO SEE HER GRANDCHILD BORN.. THAT THING IS HE KILLED HER AND MORE WAYS YOU WOULD EVER KNOW....
FRIEND

Dawsonville, GA

#15 Feb 8, 2007
Christie wrote:
Does Oscar McDowell have an alias, such as a nickname, & when will a picture of Mcdowell be posted.
YEA HE HAD A NICK NAME AND HIS PICK IS UP NOW.. ITS SOMETHING LIKE BEACH OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT....
Antonio Lewis

Decatur, GA

#16 Feb 8, 2007
I have to agree with this friend from Lexington. Family is not a viable excuse for this man's actions. I for one have had a lot of people piss me off and who have done things to me that to most would cause adverse reactions. I dont have the best family background either. What's more I have friends whose family backgrounds are !#!$. There comes a time where you have to carry your burden on your shoulders squarely and understand that you live in an extended network of people who know people who know people. That egotistical machismo was his downfall not his family.
Kenneth Wilson Allen

Aiken, SC

#17 Feb 9, 2007
I think Oscar Mcdowell should be put to death in the most painful way or put him in isolation with the biggest and bad inmate you can find.
Kenneth Wilson Allen

Aiken, SC

#18 Feb 9, 2007
I'm sorry but **ck McDowell, he needs to be punished, put me on the jury and let him fry... he's nothin but the **it that get stuck between my toes.
stacey

United States

#19 Feb 13, 2007
I'm glad that this guy's mother has to live with the fact that she failed to do anything about him being completely "out of his head". Wonder how many other women he murdered or brutalized before he killed Ruby?
Ralph

Windermere, FL

#20 Mar 27, 2007
What I want to know is why the female officer in the Orangeburg Police Dept. was fired?
choicest hops

Oswego, NY

#21 Apr 4, 2007
im not gonna lie, i really respect this guy. i think what he did was quite admirable. sounds like a good cure for the common bitch - 12 slugs to the face and some postmordem mutilation. who can argue with that

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