Bomb squad called out to League City home where body and "suspicious" materials found

The Bay Area Bomb Squad was called in as a precaution after some materials that could be used to create bombs were found in the home in League City

September 20, 2013 3:55:25 PM PDT
Potential bomb making materials were found in a home in League City after police found a 21-year-old man dead inside the house. People who live near the home on North Iowa Street are stunned.

The death of a child is a family tragedy and suicide makes it even more so. But now a League City family has to deal with the aftermath caused by what their adult son is believed to have left behind.

Early Thursday evening, a street in a historic League City neighborhood was lined with cars. Neighbors were unused to such activity.

"There were just cop cars, a forensics unit, fire engines ? everything -- ambulances," recalled neighbor Sophia Martin. "I knew something was wrong."

A 21-year-old man was found dead by his parent in the house. It's believed he took his own life. But it's what else police found that raised concern.

League City spokesperson Kristi Wyatt explained, "During the death investigation, police officers found material that could be used to make homemade explosives, like pipe bombs. They did call out the Bay Area Bomb Squad, which complies with several agencies in the area. They were able to dispose of those materials safely, until there was not a threat to the neighborhood."

PVC pipe was recovered, according to League City. What else may have been removed is not being disclosed by the bomb squad.

The neighborhood is quiet once more, but people who live here are now faced with the mystery of what happened in their midst.

Martin said, "He seemed just a very good kid. I don't see any signs of anything like that."

The investigation continues, but it now includes interviews with those who may have known the victim, as well as computer records.

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