4:57 PM EST, November 20, 2012
The owner and boyfriend of the house that exploded in south Indianapolis Nov. 10, rushed to their parked SUV outside of their attorney's office, ignoring questions about their knowledge of the fatal blast that is being investigated as a criminal homicide.
Moncy Shirley said she and her boyfriend, Mark Leonard, wanted to be left alone.
"The twist that the media is putting on the fact and everything is just trying to point blame toward them and we're just trying to work with authorities and let things develop," said attorney Randall Cable. "We're as surprised as anyone that it has become a criminal investigation. We have tried to cooperate with the authorities each and every time they have requested anything."
While the probe into the explosion is listed as a criminal homicide investigation, an indication that detectives have evidence the blast and fire were not accidental, Indianapolis Fire Department investigators have not ruled it an arson.
"I think in our minds the clarification was it is now a criminal homicide investigation so it’s being treated as a criminal homicide," said Public Safety Director Troy Riggs.