Man Killed In Puyallup Explosion

Man Killed In Puyallup Explosion

There are 33 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Apr 16, 2008, titled Man Killed In Puyallup Explosion. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Zane Dittman, a 26-year-old registered sex offender who apparently was making bombs was believed killed when an explosion blew off the top of a house where he was renting a room, Pierce County sheriff's ...

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brandi

Fort Wayne, IN

#21 Aug 15, 2012
Zane A Dittmann wrote:
I have just come across this discussion, my sister did not inform me of this. Dittmann is spelled with 2 nn's, however Zane A. B. Dittmann most likely did not bother to see to it. Small matter.
I am very sorry if he hurt your child, as his father I learned that he had molested at least one child after he left home. He was subsquently disowned and I did what I could to get him put away to no avail. Criminals have more rights than we do. I taught him 180 degrees from the way he went. I had no knowledge of where he was, nor of any of his actions for 3-4 years prior to his death. I honestly prayed approx. one month before his death that the Lord would either turn him around or stop him from hurting anyone else. Reckon he was stopped. That does not ease your pain, nor that of your son. I for one am thankful that he is now dead and no longer hurting innocent children. That may sound very cold coming from his father, but I refuse to condone criminal actions taken by anyone, to include my own children. Child molesters are the bottom of the barrel and deserve nothing more than death. He knew this and did his best to hide from me, knowing me. None of this will help, the damage is done. I pray that your son will be okay and come thru this stronger and please do not trust others. Little Zane had a way of B.S.ing everyone and worming his way in, until his lies were exposed. Obviously too late in your case. Please forgive me for my failure in being able to turn him around, but once he left home, I could do nothing to turn him save termination. That he finally did himself, and I agree with one response, good riddance.
Again I pray that your son will come thru this stronger, and that you will keep your trust closer and not let others in, till you know for sure that they are honest.
Zane A. Dittmann
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i left a comment below on this topic. i believe i am related. i have a lot of questions and would appreciate a reply. i will check back frequently in hopes of establishing contact. thankyou- Brandi
Hi Brandi

Spokane, WA

#22 Aug 15, 2012
Hi Brandi,

I am Jacobs Aunt, his fathers sister. I will get this message to my brother Zane, who is Jacobs father. Bo is deceased as you see here, and Susan we have and want no relationship with. Her parents, your grandparents or (grandfather) has never wanted to be connected with the boys. Sadly to say. Is there a way of connecting with you so that I can give my brother a message? Give me an email address and I will email you through there.
brandi wrote:
my mother has a sister named Susan, who had 2 boys named Jacob and "Bo". we were wondering if it was possible that i am the cousin of Zane jr. i knew them only as a young child in Maryland. i have only 2 pictures of them from many years ago. i do not have contact with, or have had contact my aunt Susan since she lost custody of them and have had so many unanswered questions about my cousins. i came across this article when doing a search for them. if this is a possibility please contact me. i would like the chance to get to know my cousin Jacob. i have a rather small family and finding a lost member would mean so much to me. thanks so much!
Starr

Spokane, WA

#24 Aug 15, 2012
Hi Someone,

If you can leave an email address here, I will email you, and we can discuss this further. Susan has or has had no clue what has happened to this children. Most of the things that she has told you is probably not true. They were dead in her mind probably to take the responsibility away of having children.
Some one who worked in Md wrote:
I wish there was a way I could talk to you other than this. I know I could give you answers to the questions you are curious about. I am relieved that Jacob is alive. She always said he was dead even before Zane Jr. died. She always said she keeps in contact with Zanes' parents and talks to Zane. I pray you and you family have peace and realize tt you all did what you could with the boys. Don't ever blame yourselves. God Bless you all and I believe you all are good people and what susan has done only God can forgive.
brandi

Fort Wayne, IN

#25 Aug 15, 2012
Hi Brandi wrote:
Hi Brandi,
I am Jacobs Aunt, his fathers sister. I will get this message to my brother Zane, who is Jacobs father. Bo is deceased as you see here, and Susan we have and want no relationship with. Her parents, your grandparents or (grandfather) has never wanted to be connected with the boys. Sadly to say. Is there a way of connecting with you so that I can give my brother a message? Give me an email address and I will email you through there.
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my email is [email protected]
i understand completely i had no relationship with susans parents either. well not since i was very very young. from what i was told susan has been in a mental facility for the last 20 years or so. from what my mother (susans sister) tells me, susan has told the family the boys have been dead since the late 80s. its a sad situation but id love to get in contact with Jacob. i have only my mom and dad and my sister as family. thankyou for your reply and hope to here from you soon.
Starr

Spokane, WA

#26 Aug 15, 2012
I will get this information to Zane and Jacob somehow. So, Susan is in a mental institution now Where is she at, and how about your grandfather? Does your mother speak to him?
brandi

Fort Wayne, IN

#27 Aug 15, 2012
Starr wrote:
I will get this information to Zane and Jacob somehow. So, Susan is in a mental institution now Where is she at, and how about your grandfather? Does your mother speak to him?
im not sure exactly where but in frederick maryland somewhere. and my grandfather passed away june of 2008. my mother didnt talk to him much until right before he passed. he left my grandmother for another woman in the 90s and didnt keep contact with most the family. i havent spoken with him since i was a child. as far as i know no one associates with susan either and hasnt for many years.
Zane A Dittmann

Spokane, WA

#28 Aug 15, 2012
Brandi,
This is Jacobs father,
Can you leave a phone number that will accept calls from a blocked number and I will call you to discuss these matters with you? Let me know when a good time to call is and your time zone.I am available now if you want me to call.
Zane
brandi wrote:
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im not sure exactly where but in frederick maryland somewhere. and my grandfather passed away june of 2008. my mother didnt talk to him much until right before he passed. he left my grandmother for another woman in the 90s and didnt keep contact with most the family. i havent spoken with him since i was a child. as far as i know no one associates with susan either and hasnt for many years.
brandi

Fort Wayne, IN

#29 Aug 16, 2012
Zane A Dittmann wrote:
Brandi,
This is Jacobs father,
Can you leave a phone number that will accept calls from a blocked number and I will call you to discuss these matters with you? Let me know when a good time to call is and your time zone.I am available now if you want me to call.
Zane
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if you could email me at [email protected] i will give you my number. i am in the EST timezone i live in Indiana. then we can work out a good time to talk. i have a few things i have to take care of tomorrow, getting my kids ready for school. thankyou for your reply. i look forward to speaking with you.
Brandi
Zane A Dittmann

Spokane, WA

#30 Aug 16, 2012
My sister Starr emailed you so you can email her back your number.
Thanks
Zane
brandi wrote:
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if you could email me at [email protected] i will give you my number. i am in the EST timezone i live in Indiana. then we can work out a good time to talk. i have a few things i have to take care of tomorrow, getting my kids ready for school. thankyou for your reply. i look forward to speaking with you.
Brandi
bryan

Valley Village, CA

#31 Mar 24, 2014
I find this responce to be disgusting and unfortunately prevelant in inhumanity that exemplifies how people are treated and misunderstood. You sir are a lesser person because of your approach to your son and his pain. His child molestation acts or and intentions were a product of psychological addaptations. Your son was molested as a child and that is how he recieved his love because he was young and damaged. It was the only way he knew how. He cared about people seldomly but hes not an evil person and you exhiled this man when he was just a kid. He is your son and you gave up on him early in life and you need to take some responsibility. I understand these things happen but you not taking responsibility for some of his actions is selfish,cowardly, and insulting. And if you want to question how I know all of this read a psych book, stop hiding behind calling him "the black sheep" like your family keeps doing, and look me up because he kidnapped me. Bryan hall.

P.s. just because you raised him Christian doesnt mean you raised him right
Zane A Dittmann wrote:
I have just come across this discussion, my sister did not inform me of this. Dittmann is spelled with 2 nn's, however Zane A. B. Dittmann most likely did not bother to see to it. Small matter.
I am very sorry if he hurt your child, as his father I learned that he had molested at least one child after he left home. He was subsquently disowned and I did what I could to get him put away to no avail. Criminals have more rights than we do. I taught him 180 degrees from the way he went. I had no knowledge of where he was, nor of any of his actions for 3-4 years prior to his death. I honestly prayed approx. one month before his death that the Lord would either turn him around or stop him from hurting anyone else. Reckon he was stopped. That does not ease your pain, nor that of your son. I for one am thankful that he is now dead and no longer hurting innocent children. That may sound very cold coming from his father, but I refuse to condone criminal actions taken by anyone, to include my own children. Child molesters are the bottom of the barrel and deserve nothing more than death. He knew this and did his best to hide from me, knowing me. None of this will help, the damage is done. I pray that your son will be okay and come thru this stronger and please do not trust others. Little Zane had a way of B.S.ing everyone and worming his way in, until his lies were exposed. Obviously too late in your case. Please forgive me for my failure in being able to turn him around, but once he left home, I could do nothing to turn him save termination. That he finally did himself, and I agree with one response, good riddance.
Again I pray that your son will come thru this stronger, and that you will keep your trust closer and not let others in, till you know for sure that they are honest.
Zane A. Dittmann
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Starr

Spokane, WA

#32 Mar 24, 2014
Bryan, first of all, you do not know the story and unless you understand the history 100% you have no idea what the family and him went through. He left home at 18 and a lot of help was given to him in the early stages of life however, he chose his path. He was a sociopath and many things could not be changed. He lied, did more than pedophile crimes and was untouchable when he got older. We all go through harsh experiences in life. Some more than others. He knew what was right from wrong and he made his choice. Nobody told him to take that path and/or could change what happened in his past. YOU sir, do not know!
bryan wrote:
I find this responce to be disgusting and unfortunately prevelant in inhumanity that exemplifies how people are treated and misunderstood. You sir are a lesser person because of your approach to your son and his pain. His child molestation acts or and intentions were a product of psychological addaptations. Your son was molested as a child and that is how he recieved his love because he was young and damaged. It was the only way he knew how. He cared about people seldomly but hes not an evil person and you exhiled this man when he was just a kid. He is your son and you gave up on him early in life and you need to take some responsibility. I understand these things happen but you not taking responsibility for some of his actions is selfish,cowardly, and insulting. And if you want to question how I know all of this read a psych book, stop hiding behind calling him "the black sheep" like your family keeps doing, and look me up because he kidnapped me. Bryan hall.
P.s. just because you raised him Christian doesnt mean you raised him right
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Starr

Spokane, WA

#33 Mar 24, 2014
Bryan, by the way, obviously you knew little about him. First, reading a little bit of psych does not give you a complete picture. Every situation and circumstance is complex and you need a lot more education in that. I am Zane Jrs Aunt and I was a Psych major and graduate. A book does not teach you the entirely and life experience does much more. So, unless you can read someones mind, and other than believing what he told you because he trusted you? You have no clue. There are many complexities that you are unaware and unless you lived next to him your entire life, you will have no recollection nor understanding of it. You were obviously one of the lucky ones.
Zane A Dittmann

Bonners Ferry, ID

#38 Sep 14, 2016
Some one who worked in Md wrote:
I wish there was a way I could talk to you other than this. I know I could give you answers to the questions you are curious about. I am relieved that Jacob is alive. She always said he was dead even before Zane Jr. died. She always said she keeps in contact with Zanes' parents and talks to Zane. I pray you and you family have peace and realize tt you all did what you could with the boys. Don't ever blame yourselves. God Bless you all and I believe you all are good people and what susan has done only God can forgive.
Susan was/is a pathological liar, she never spoke to the boys after I was able to leave Md with them, nor did I ever speak to her again. The damage she inflicted on L-Zane I was obviously unable to overcome. His brother is alive and well and is not going to be drawn into anything here.
Not sure who you are, if you want any further access you will id your self.-- Nothing follows Zane

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