Police: 5 explosives caused blast at Wausau home
- Associated Press
- January 11, 2014 - 5:25 PM
TOWN OF WAUSAU, Wis. — Detectives believe five explosive devices were connected by time fuses throughout a Marathon County property, where an explosion killed a man.
Marathon County Sheriff Scott Parks said investigators found five explosive devices, including two in separate vehicles outside, one in a nearby storage building and one in a camper, Daily Herald Media (http://wdhne.ws/1m0i9WJ ) reported Friday.
Investigators believe the man killed was the home's 43-year-old owner, Jesse Jehn, according to a Friday sheriff's department news release. But positive identification has not yet been established.
The release came a day after the explosion almost instantly leveled the one-story house.
Detective Jim Armstrong said the devices were connected by timed fuses throughout the property. He believes the explosion was deliberate, he said.
"It is unknown what the exact intentions of these devices were," Parks said.
Authorities have responded to the home previously, Armstrong said.
Jesse Jehn's sister, Lorrie Jehn, described him as a "kind, quiet man," and said she didn't believe he would use explosives to rig his home.
"When I first heard, I thought it was some accident, that he left something on the stove," Lorrie Jehn said. "Now I'm hearing everything the police are saying, and it doesn't make any sense. This is not in his spirit. Something is not right."
Lorrie Jehn said she is devastated by the loss.
"I don't even know how to process this," she said.
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