Investigators are trying to determine what caused a former Kirkwood police detective's Fenton home to explode Friday morning.
Jerry Bay, 70, and his wife, Connie, vacated their home in the 2100 block of Palatine Court that was for sale several days before the explosion. Bay retired as an evidence detective with the in 2001, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
A video report from our partners at FOX-2 accompanies this article, as does a YouTube video posted by a bystander from the scene.
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