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Body Found Surrounded By Explosives In Fitchburg Apartment


THE EEE OUTBREAK IS THE WORST IN OUR STATE IN SEVERAL DECADES. ALSO TONIGHT POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING THE DISCOVERY OF A BODY SURROUNDED BY EXPLOSIVES WHICH WAS FOUND IN THE RUBBLE OF A BURNED OUT APARTMENT BUILDING IN FITCHBURG. TONIGHT SOURCES TELL THE I-TEAM THAT THAT MAN FOUND DEAD HAD MADE THREATS AGAINST THE BUILDING. NOW THE FIRE THERE FORCED DOZENS OF PEOPLE OUT OF THEIR HOMES AND KRISTINA REX IS IN FITCHBURG WITH THE LATEST NOW ON THE INVESTIGATION. Reporter: THE BODY WAS FOUND IN A THIRD FLOOR CONDO WHERE YOU CAN SEE IT’S COMPLETELY BLOWN OUT AND SOURCES TELL OUR I-TEAM THE MAN INVESTIGATORS FOUND HAD MADE THREATS TO THE BUILDING. OH, I’M SURPRISED. Reporter: SURPRISED TO LEARN INVESTIGATORS FOUND A MAN’S BODY SURROUNDED BY TWO HOMEMADE BOMBS AND PROPANE TANKS 24 HOURS AFTER RESIDENTS AT 7 BEEKMAN STREET FELT EXPLOSIONS AND THEIR BUILDING WENT UP IN FLAMES. IT WAS LIKE IN A MATTER OF SECONDS. AS SOON AS WE GOT OUTSIDE, IT WAS ON FIRE. SO WE WERE A LITTLE SUSPICIOUS FROM THE GET-GO. Reporter: INVESTIGATORS SAY THE TWO IEDs HAD BEEN DETONATED. THE CAUSE ISN’T OFFICIAL, BUT THEY BELIEVE IT’S WHAT SET THE BUILDING ON FIRE. I HAD TO GET OUT OF THERE. Reporter: MOLLY BENAVIDES WAS TRAPPED IN HER APARTMENT AFTER FEELING THE EXPLOSIONS AND WAS RESCUED BY FIREFIGHTERS. AT THAT POINT I WAS TOTALLY ALONE AND I COULD NOT HAVE GOTTEN OUT AND I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO DIE. Reporter: INVESTIGATORS DON’T YET KNOW IF THE BUILDING WAS BOMB ODDS PURPOSE, BUT SOURCES TELL THE WBZ I-TEAM THE MAN WHO DIED, A CONDO OWNER, HAD RECENTLY MADE THREATS TO THE COMPLEX. THE D.A. DOESN’T BELIEVE ANYONE ELSE IS IN DANGER. WE DID MAKE CALLS TO HIS FORMER PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT TO GIVE THEM NOTIFICATION, YOU KNOW, JUST IN AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION. Reporter: RESIDENTS ARE REELING FROM THE NEWS THE FIRE MAY HAVE BEEN INTENTIONAL AND ARE FIGURING OUT HOW TO PICK UP THE PIECES AND MOVE FORWARD. IT JUST SUCKS LIKE THAT’S OUR WHOLE LIFE. WE WERE SUPPOSED TO GET MARRIED SOON AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT WE’RE GOING TO DO. Reporter: INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY FOUND AN ID IN THE MAN’S POCKET, BUT THEY DON’T PLAN TO RELEASE HIS NAME UNTIL HIS

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