Questions linger in GloCo blast investigation

Neighbors say appliances were delivered the day before, but the Gloucester County Fire Marshall won't confirm anything.

David Madden
July 11, 2018 - 1:11 pm
The devastation on Oakwood Drive in Newfield, Gloucester County.

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WOODBURY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — There are far more questions than answers in Gloucester County, where an investigation continues into a weekend house explosion in rural Newfield that left an elderly couple dead.

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The only official word to come from investigators at this point is that John and Carole Paladino were victims of a natural gas blast inside their home as they slept.

Neighbors say appliances were delivered to the home the day before. The Gloucester County Fire Marshall refused to confirm that or anything else, although he did say all information gathered by his staff has been sent to a county spokeswoman, who could not elaborate.

But among the questions still lingering: Who did the installation? And how well trained was the crew?

The Gloucester County prosecutor has ruled out foul play in the case.