UPDATE: Sheriff's Dept. Confirms Remains in Fatal Home Explosion are Homeowners

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The Marathon County Sheriff

Investigators return for a second day of searching in the rubble of a house explosion.

The Marathon County Sheriff's Department said human remains found inside the basement of a home that was intentionally rigged to explode, are that of the homeowner, Jesse Jehn, 43.

Jehn was killed January 9 when his home, located at 8309 Pioneer Lane in the Town of Wausau was destroyed by the explosion.

The Marathon-Oneida County Bomb Squad was called in to assist after a firefighter snagged his boot on a fuse. The Bomb Squad uncovered four undetonated explosive devices and feet of fuse on the property. Two devices were found in cars, one was found in a shed and another was found in a camper out back.

Detective Jim Armstrong told NewsChannel 7 in January, the devices were connected by timed fuses throughout the property,

Detective Armstrong says while the motive wasn't clear, officers have responded to the home in the past. He adds neighbors have told him Jehn was known to have stored lots of gasoline and kerosene on the premises. Jehn's father, who lived their before his passing, made his own fireworks as a hobby.

On June 3, the Marathon County Sheriff’s Department received results from DNA analysis positively identifying those remains as Jesse Jehn who resided at that address.


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