6:23 PM EST, November 19, 2012
During a press conference Monday, officials confirmed the investigation into a deadly explosion on the city's south side has turned into a homicide investigation.
"There's been a parallel investigation not only focused on the cause but also determining if there may have been individuals involved in this," said Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry. "Based upon interviews and search warrants, there is an active homicide investigation into this matter."
Officials are now asking for information about a white van seen in the Richmond Hills neighborhood on the day of the explosion.
The announcement followed the funeral for the two people killed in the explosion, Dion and Jennifer Longworth.
"Today, I went to the funeral mass and during that mass, I was having trouble within myself coming to a sense of peace and reconciliation," said Mayor Greg Ballard.
"I couldn't imagine what the families were going through.
"There's a secular side to this, there is a search for truth and a search for justice."
A total of $11,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction. Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (317) 262-TIPS.