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“The investigator is a the scene,” Mercer said.
Bill West, owner of the apartment complex, said there are two apartments and three people lived downstairs and one woman lived upstairs. He said no one else was injured and that American Red Cross was providing shelter for the displaced residents
The woman who lived upstairs said she smelled gas and she called the residents downstairs and then the smell “got worse and worse,” she said.
She felt sorry for the man’s mother.
“She lost her son, this woman did,” said the woman, who wanted to remain anonymous.
Bucheit said despite the “tragic outcome,” the credit goes to the police officers and firefighters on scene who made “valiant life-saving efforts.”