Age or Pulled Pin? Detectives Probe Hand Grenade Detonation in Indiana

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LAKES OF THE FOUR SEASONS, IN. — Authorities are deep in their investigation Monday seeking to unravel the circumstances surrounding a hand grenade explosion that rocked a residence in Lakes of the Four Seasons over the weekend. 

Key questions loom as detectives attempt to determine whether the device’s age or a pulled pin played a role in the detonation.

Lake County Sheriff’s Department officers responded to the home around 6 p.m. Saturday following the detention in the 3700 block of West Lakeshore Drive. Initial reports indicated that a family had made a startling discovery among their late grandfather’s belongings—an unexpected hand grenade that tragically detonated. 

When officers arrived they found an unresponsive 47-year-old male, who was later pronounced deceased. The blast also injured two of his children, a 14-year-old boy and an 18-year-old girl, who were promptly transported to a nearby hospital for urgent medical attention. Police report the explosion appeared to occur within the confines of the garage.

The current condition of either teen is currently unknown at this time.

Detectives are focused on determining crucial aspects of the case. Central to their inquiry is whether the grenade’s age, potentially rendering it unstable, contributed to the self-detonation. Equally important is the question of whether someone deliberately pulled the pin or if other factors were involved, shrouding the incident in mystery.

The investigation remains open as no further details have been released by authorities.

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