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Woman injured in explosion dies

Jared Felkins jfelkins@lebanondemocrat.com • Dec 17, 2015 at 5:58 PM

The critically injured wife of a retired attorney killed Monday when a package exploded in their home on Vance Lane just outside of Lebanon also died Wednesday night at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

According to Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesperson Illana Tate, Marion Setzer died in the early evening hours at her hospital. She was 72. Tate said authorities are gathering intelligence to develop a suspect or suspects in the case.

Retired attorney Jon Setzer, 74, was found dead at the scene of an explosion Monday at about 5 p.m. at 580 Vance Lane. Marion Setzer, his wife, was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

“After a preliminary survey of the area, it was determined that an unknown package exploded,” Tate said in a statement. “Any specific information regarding the package and the circumstances surrounding this incident are under investigation.

“In a joint investigative effort, members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the ATF, State Bomb and Arson, U.S. Postal Inspectors, the State Department of Homeland Security and the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department are developing leads which led to the immediate death of Jon Setzer.”

Anyone who locates a package that they think is suspicious is urged to contact local law enforcement. Additionally, anyone with information about this incident is urged to call 800-TBI-FIND or 800-824-3463. There is an $8,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction in the case.

Click here to read a story on the Setzers from the Johnson City Press

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