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Investigation into Deadly Explosion Continues

Investigation into Deadly Explosion Continues

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(KSL News) One major event could hurt the investigation into what caused a Saratoga Springs home to explode, killing two people.

Investigation into Deadly Explosion Continues

After the bodies of homeowner April Roper and Questar employee Larry Radford were recovered from the home, the remaining walls of the brick garage were knocked down. Destroying the walls could have damaged important evidence, but the Utah County Sheriff's Office says the walls were too unstable to keep up.

Meanwhile, investigators believe Roper and Radford had gone into the house to check on the pilot light of the water heater, which they believe may have been the "origin of the explosion."

Investigation into Deadly Explosion Continues

Radford's gas detector, found in the basement, is being examined by investigators to see if it was on at the time of the explosion.

The Roper family's attorney says a lawsuit is likely.

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