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Forensic expert examines fiery south side explosion; Citizens Energy evaluates home’s meter

RTV6 ABC News – by Ebone Monet

Meter results turned over to IFD, IMPD, DHS

INDIANAPOLIS – Citizens Energy Group said its workers have finished testing the gas meter for the home that exploded on Indianapolis’ south side Saturday.

The utility turned over those findings to the Indianapolis Fire Department, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police and Indianapolis Homeland Security.

Dr. John Goodpaster investigates explosions for a living, as the director of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Forensic and Investigative Sciences Program.

At the request of RTV6, he reviewed the aftermath of the deadly south side explosion that engulfed homes in flames late Saturday night, killing two people and creating a ripple of destruction.

“When you look at this damage, it literally does look like a bomb went off. It’s catastrophic,” said Goodpaster. “In terms of making a parallel, it’s equivalent to literally having a bomb dropped on you, so like a military ammunition dropped from an airplane would cause similar damage to this.”

With workers not finding problems with underground gas pipes, the National Transportation Safety Board has pulled out of the investigation.

Citizen Energy leaders say their workers haven’t found the cause either, with no evidence of a leak in the gas lines running to the homes.

Still, Indianapolis Homeland Security is convinced natural gas is behind the blast, and investigators are focusing on home appliances.

“It’s my opinion it looks like methane gas was the explosive and in that case you actually can’t identify that after the fact,” Goodpaster said. “You just have look at the scene itself, the type of damage that was caused.”

Goodpaster said it would take an appliance leaking gas for several days to create enough buildup to cause an explosion of this magnitude, but once it did, even something as simple as static could set it off.

“They are going to try to inspect whatever is left of the appliances. They’re going to look at the gas lines, they’re going to look for evidence of a leak,” Goodpaster said. “But we should also be prepared for that we may not find the ultimate clue. It may not be possible, given how much destruction has occurred, to actually confirm.”

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/forensic-expert-examines-fiery-south-side-explosion-citizens-energy-evaluates-homes-meter

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7 Responses to Forensic expert examines fiery south side explosion; Citizens Energy evaluates home’s meter

  1. diggerdan says:

    This is just some more BS!! Those experts know exactly what caused that explosion. They can tell just by studying the forensics, can`t they. I mean – they always say how good they are!! Just what do they get paid to do, are they incompetant?

    • BentSpear says:

      “When you look at this damage, it literally does look like a bomb went off. It’s catastrophic,” said Goodpaster. ”In terms of making a parallel, it’s equivalent to literally having a bomb dropped on you, so like a military ammunition dropped from an airplane would cause similar damage to this.”

      A FAE device (Fuel Air Explosive) or GEE (Gas Enhanced Explosive) could be a possibility. Have to agree with you on the forensics. It normally takes longer to type up the report than doing the actual assessment. These guys have quick access to nearly any explosive-damage assessment historical data that allows them to quickly determine the how’s, what’s & causes of conventional explosions. Unknowns are extremely rare. Even then, there would be a better cover story than this.

  2. Ben says:

    We been discussing this on the other posts.I still believe the fellow that was killed in the blast was assassinated because of something he was working on.It’s plausible that the plumbing vents were intentionally plugged causing a build up of methane inside the house.The methane explosions I have seen were bad but still no where as bad as this.

  3. NC says:

    So they are implying a bomb went off from an airplane (aka drone attack), yet at the same time they are saying, “We need some more time to fabricate some evidence in order to make it look like a gas leak did this because the elite didn’t think this thing through enough before they attacked.”

    Don’t worry, I get it. I’ve heard this story before. So basically, a drone attacked it like we said before, but they won’t officially come out and admit it. You know, it’s that G14 classified type stuff here. Shh!! lol

  4. Jolly Roger says:

    yeah, I hear ya.
    I’ve never heard of an explosion anywhere in which the cause of it couldn’t be found, and usually pretty quickly, too. Sounds like they need time to make up something good. (like flight 800). I gotta agree with Ben here — it’s time to look into what the owner of the house did for a living.

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