what caused the explosion?
APAIRE

Indianapolis, IN

#68 Nov 14, 2012
Rob Hood wrote:
<quoted text>Wrong. Homes today are usually built on slabs with the furnace and water heaters upstairs in a mechanical room.
This one had a basement. And so did the house next door. That is where the 2 people died....in the basement.
Ben Dover

Milton, WV

#69 Nov 14, 2012
APAIRE wrote:
<quoted text>
This one had a basement. And so did the house next door. That is where the 2 people died....in the basement.
"What's that smell?" "I don't know, light a match so we can see....."
Maverick

Indianapolis, IN

#70 Nov 14, 2012
Rob Hood wrote:
<quoted text>
Newer homes like mine have the furnace and water heaters upstairs.
Rob Hood wrote:
<quoted text>
Wrong. Homes today are usually built on slabs with the furnace and water heaters upstairs in a mechanical room.
Well Rob, look at the pictures of the house that was at the center of the explosion.
Not all new homes are built on a slab.
jle76

Greenwood, IN

#71 Nov 14, 2012
All this is just not right. I feel for the people in that subdivision that need/want answers and are not getting them. This woman on video saying they were at a casino that night and she boarded her pet cat for one night because if its left at home its too stressed? And she said she works muliple jobs to make the house pymt? But shes at the casino the night it blows up? And in previous stmts she has a restraining order against her husband that lives in Noblesville.
newtoin

Franklin, IN

#72 Nov 14, 2012
Anybody heard anything about the man supposedly seen with the boyfriend, Mark Ray Leonard, at the house shortly before the explosion? MRL has quite a criminal history, but I can't find anything on the internet about David Gill. Also was it proven that MRL was on a dating site telling ladies he was going to get insurance money?
Not Snarky

Bloomington, IN

#73 Nov 14, 2012
jle76 wrote:
All this is just not right. I feel for the people in that subdivision that need/want answers and are not getting them. This woman on video saying they were at a casino that night and she boarded her pet cat for one night because if its left at home its too stressed? And she said she works muliple jobs to make the house pymt? But shes at the casino the night it blows up? And in previous stmts she has a restraining order against her husband that lives in Noblesville.
She's not my kind of person; anyone who shacks up with a guy while her twelve year old daughter lives with them speaks volumes about her character. However, it still may not mean that any of them directly or even indirectly caused the explosion. Regardless, let's hope law enforcement is scrutinizing all of their lifestyles and their past criminal history.

It seems strange to me, since experts say it takes everything lined up just right to cause that type of explosion, then what happened hopefully is a fluke. Neighbors in that area as well as anyone else for that matter, have reasons to be very concerned. If the cause cannot be found, what keeps this disaster from happening again?
Not Snarky

Bloomington, IN

#74 Nov 14, 2012
newtoin wrote:
Anybody heard anything about the man supposedly seen with the boyfriend, Mark Ray Leonard, at the house shortly before the explosion? MRL has quite a criminal history, but I can't find anything on the internet about David Gill. Also was it proven that MRL was on a dating site telling ladies he was going to get insurance money?
Well! You have surely opened up a can of worms. The plot is starting to thicken IF what you have heard is the truth. Let me do some wild-eyed speculation here. MRL decides,(probably along with girl friend Ms.Shirley), that the only way out of keeping her house out of foreclosure is to burn it down. Otherwise, this seems rather too convenient that they send her young daughter over to a friends house that evening, kitty is kept safe in a kennel, and they decide to go gambling.

Or, if MRL planned it and no one else was aware of it, that could be explained if it is true their more valuable clothing and items also went up in the explosion. And how about his stuff? Did he get everything out first that was important to him? The problem is of course, if they did and have hidden their belongings well; it appears the explosion site is in such shambles I doubt authorities would be able to tell if anything truly valuable was left behind or not.
jle76

Greenwood, IN

#75 Nov 14, 2012
And where is MRL now? She said he replaced the thermostat a couple weeks ago instead of calling a pro. I agree no way I'd set foot in that sub'd until they have all the answers. Until they do have answers whats to keep the same thing from happening there or anywhere else?
nuffsaid

Indianapolis, IN

#76 Nov 14, 2012
newtoin wrote:
Anybody heard anything about the man supposedly seen with the boyfriend, Mark Ray Leonard, at the house shortly before the explosion? MRL has quite a criminal history, but I can't find anything on the internet about David Gill. Also was it proven that MRL was on a dating site telling ladies he was going to get insurance money?
check the Indiana DOC

http://www.in.gov/apps/indcorrection/ofs/ofs;...
jle76

Greenwood, IN

#77 Nov 14, 2012
Wow. That MRL is some fellow. Guess the Ms too smitten to google.
nuffsaid

Indianapolis, IN

#78 Nov 14, 2012
jle76

Greenwood, IN

#79 Nov 14, 2012
If Ms Shirley has a lawyer seems he would tell her to zip it.
certain

Indianapolis, IN

#80 Nov 14, 2012
nuffsaid wrote:
Certain jail time and convictions do not show up on that website. Sucks too. There needs to be an all inclusive database that can immediately tell you a persons criminal history.
jle76

Greenwood, IN

#81 Nov 14, 2012
Watching the Ms on every channel in Indy can't figure out if those are croc tears. You'd have to sedate me if I thought I was responsible for all that. Fox 59 reporting it is now a criminal/homicide investigation.
certain

Indianapolis, IN

#82 Nov 14, 2012
jle76 wrote:
Watching the Ms on every channel in Indy can't figure out if those are croc tears. You'd have to sedate me if I thought I was responsible for all that. Fox 59 reporting it is now a criminal/homicide investigation.
She said she tried to save a buck by having boyfriend replace thermostat.

Dumb broad could have saved a lot by not making repeated casino trips.
nuffsaid

Indianapolis, IN

#83 Nov 14, 2012
certain wrote:
<quoted text>
Certain jail time and convictions do not show up on that website. Sucks too. There needs to be an all inclusive database that can immediately tell you a persons criminal history.
Agreed, also pics.
nuffsaid

Indianapolis, IN

#84 Nov 14, 2012
certain wrote:
<quoted text>
She said she tried to save a buck by having boyfriend replace thermostat.
Dumb broad could have saved a lot by not making repeated casino trips.
A thermostat is a pretty easy install, with minimum low-voltage knowledge required. Even the most ratty, ill-functioning thermostat will not cause a gas explosion. It's only job is to call for heat or cool.
jle76

Greenwood, IN

#85 Nov 14, 2012
Her 12 yr old daughter now saying she smelled a gas odor in the laundry room coming home from school a couple weeks ago. A 12 yr old knows what gas smells like? I smell a 12 yr being made a scapegoat.
nuffsaid

Indianapolis, IN

#86 Nov 14, 2012
jle76 wrote:
Her 12 yr old daughter now saying she smelled a gas odor in the laundry room coming home from school a couple weeks ago. A 12 yr old knows what gas smells like? I smell a 12 yr being made a scapegoat.
Power of suggestion.

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Since: Jan 07

Indianapolis, IN

#87 Nov 14, 2012
jle76 wrote:
Her 12 yr old daughter now saying she smelled a gas odor in the laundry room coming home from school a couple weeks ago. A 12 yr old knows what gas smells like? I smell a 12 yr being made a scapegoat.
"Smells like Daddy farted"

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