ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — Four people have died after a home explosion Friday morning in northern St. Louis County.
County officials reported two deaths Friday and two more deaths from the blast on Saturday. It happened around 1:30am on Friday morning at Block 6600 of Parker Road.
Officials have identified the following victims who died in the blast:
- Christopher Jones, 17
- William Jones, 21
- travel time, 16
- Damario Cooks, 18
The Black Jack Fire Department reported that the fire appeared to have started in the garage. St. Louis Regional Bomb and Brand Detectives are investigating with the ATF. The cause of the explosion is still under investigation.
Investigators also searched a home on Bluefield Drive, about five miles from the site of the blast, on Friday. A relative of one who lives in the home said detectives had a search warrant and were looking for evidence related to the blast. He didn’t think incriminating evidence was found.
Neighbors spent Friday night cleaning up debris that had landed in the yards of surrounding homes.
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