Disturbing Letters Found After House Explodes

2 bodies have been found, but police aren't saying much
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 30, 2016 6:49 PM CDT
Disturbing Letters Found After House Explodes
Debris litters a street after a house explosion in Mississauga, Ontario, Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Police are evacuating homes in the area as they investigate the explosion.   (Zeljko Zidaric/The Canadian Press via AP)

Mystery surrounds the explosion of a home in Mississauga, Ontario, Tuesday. A woman's body was recovered from the rubble that day, and on Thursday night, a man's body was found, Global News reports. Their identities have not been released, but police have released the names of two people "associated" with the residence, Robert Nadler and Diane Page, and said they have not yet made contact with either of those people. The explosion, which damaged as many as 25 surrounding residences and injured nine people, is now being considered a criminal investigation, but the homicide bureau is not yet involved and authorities say the explosion could still be determined to have been accidental. However, the CBC reports, "disturbing" notes have been found at the scene of the explosion, though officials haven't formally connected the notes to the house itself.

The notes are apologetic, written by a person who says he or she is in pain, prays God will help, and asks forgiveness for "what they were about to do," says one neighbor who found some of the notes. Another note describes health problems suffered by the writer and her husband, asking, "Why are we still here God?" Yet another also discusses ongoing health problems and the writer apologizes for not being able to keep up with care of the home. "I am sorry the house is a mess," it reads. "I stopped vacumming [sic] when the power went off in the upstairs bathrooms. I stopped ironing a few month ago; When I could not stand up for long periods of time. I stopped dusting when I had to deal with my vertigo. I just stopped caring as much because of my pain … I trust God to look after me and my husband to take us home." Neighbors say that, in recent months, the house appeared vacant, with tinfoil covering the windows and overgrown grass not getting cut. (Read more explosion stories.)

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