Bombing suspect killed himself before blasts in Panaca, Nevada

This July 14, 2016, photo provided by Dennis Sanders shows a house in Panaca, Nevada, after it was destroyed by explosives. Arizona police announced Friday the discovery of improvised bombs and several pounds of explosives found in Kingman, Arizona, in the home and car of a man who traveled to the quiet Nevada town and set off bombs that killed him and showered the community with shrapnel and debris. Panaca, Nevada, July 14, 2016 | Photo by Dennis Sanders via AP, St. George News

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An autopsy found that the man who authorities say detonated two bombs that destroyed a home and a vehicle in a small Nevada town killed himself before the explosions.

Police investigate shrapnel from a Wednesday night bombing that killed one person on 5th Street in Panaca, Nev., on Thursday, July 14, 2016 | Brett Le Blanc/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, St. George News
Police investigate shrapnel from a Wednesday night bombing that killed one person on 5th Street in Panaca, Nev., on Thursday, July 14, 2016 | Brett Le Blanc/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, St. George News

Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg told The Associated Press Sunday that Glenn Franklin Jones shot himself in the head. His death was ruled a suicide.

Jones blew himself up in the Wednesday night blasts, but no one else was seriously injured.


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The family of five who lived in the house are OK.

Fudenberg said Jones was identified by fingerprints.

The detonations scattered debris more than a mile in Panaca, a town of about 900 residents located 120 miles northeast of Las Vegas near the Utah state line.

Police in Kingman, Arizona, found bombs and several pounds of explosives in a motorhome where Jones had been living in recent weeks.

Written by KEN RITTER, Associated Press

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