Elkhart – New details are emerging from a violent crime spree in Elkhart that left four people dead and three others in the hospital Monday morning. A source close to the investigation told WSBT investigators believe it involved a love triangle between the two women brutally stabbed in separate homes, a person in the home that was intentionally set on fire and the suspect, who apparently took his own life in a car fire.
Fire investigators said someone rigged a 20-pound propane tank – the kind you’d find on a gas grill – with an explosive and tossed it through the dining room window of a Grant Street home where eight people slept.
“Through our investigation what we determined was a propane tank was found on the scene that wasn't supposed to be there, and it was in a place that it should not have been,” said Assistant Fire Chief Shaun Edgerton. “Witness accounts were that they heard something that sounded like air was escaping from what they thought were tires.”