A second body has been pulled from the rubble of a house that mysteriously exploded in Mississauga Tuesday.
Dozens of homes, two apartment buildings and a townhouse complex were evacuated after a house on Hickory Drive near Willowbank Trail was levelled by an explosion around 4:20 p.m. Tuesday, leaving debris scattered half a block away.
Police released the identities of both people killed in the explosion, Robert Nadler and Diane Page, and said Thursday the explosion is now considered a criminal investigation.
“Our homicide bureau monitors all suspicious deaths, but they are not yet involved,” said Peel Regional Police Sgt. Josh Colley, adding that the 12 Division criminal investigation bureau is leading the investigation into the explosion.
Police say they are also investigating reports of handwritten paper notes found near the blast scene.
Global News obtained one of the notes found at the scene and turned it over to police. The notes appear to be written by a woman who complains of an inability to maintain her house due to persistent health issues.