by Scott Creighton
But a congressman who represents the Indianapolis neighborhood says investigators have ruled out a bomb or a meth lab.
U.S. Rep. Andre Carson said he had received that report from Homeland Security officials during a tour of the devastated middle-class subdivision.” CBS 7pm
Someone on Reddit published a higher resolution photo of the damage caused by the explosion in Indianapolis which killed 2 people late last night. After studying if for a few moments, I found what appears to be an impact crater located in the middle of the debris field roughly located between the two homes.
Here is the photo with what I believe to be the impact crater. Also of note, you can now see there was a car inside one of the houses when it blew up (near the two trees)
On closer inspection, you can see the leaves of trees blown off facing where I drew the circle, what I feel is the impact crater. You can also see the little shrubs they had in the back of the home on the patio, one is also leaning, away from the circle, the impact crater. What that tells me is the epicenter of the explosion appears to be in the kitchen or living area of that home.
(click on image for larger view or download it and open in Microsoft Paint for a very large and detailed view of it.)
This location makes sense because in the higher resolution image you can see how the burned areas of the two houses are literally connected by this spot. Also, you can see how material was blown almost in a straight line from this point. It looks to me that this was the location of initial explosion. What that says about what caused it, I don’t know.
Also notice the debris on the roofs of the houses in the upper section of the photo and the absence of such debris on the roofs of the ones below the two blown up homes. This tells you the direction and I believe the location of this explosion.
It would have to have been inside one of the homes, the one of the left of the two, not the one Dion and Jennifer Longworth of 8355 Fieldfare Way lived in. My guess is from this image, the explosion centered in the kitchen or living area of that home on the right side of the structure facing it from the street.