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7:59 am
Mon October 24, 2011

Investigators Mum On Cause Of Talavera Explosion

Las Cruces, NM – LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRWG) It's been three years since an explosion leveled a 4,500-square-foot home and a $350,000 motor coach on Deadwood Camp Court in the affluent Talavera neighborhood east of Las Cruces.

Now, investigators say they're still leaving the possibility open of filing criminal charges in the explosion.

Nobody was injured when the home and RV were destroyed in the early morning hours of Oct. 23, 2008. The explosion damaged 13 homes up to a quarter-mile away.

At the time, the home had been for sale for more than a year, listed for $723,000. The owners were a former El Paso Drug Enforcement Agency agent and his wife.

The Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/n6Y2tY) says the case remains open and in the hands of Dona Ana County and New Mexico fire investigators.

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Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News, http://www.lcsun-news.com

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