December 28th – John Drake, the mayor of the Nashville Metropolitan Police, announced the identity of an important person involved in the Christmas morning bombing on Sunday (27th) local time.
Anthony Qui, a 63-year-old Tennessee resident and a suspect in the case nn Warner) has been killed in the explosion.
According to CBS-affiliated KIMT TV station, several law enforcement officers who knew the investigation directly said that the human remains found at the scene of the explosion were believed to belong to Warner, and the FBI was waiting for DNA test results to confirm their identity.
Investigators also collected DNA samples from Warner’s family and home.
They began to search on Saturday (26th). The officials said that there was other evidence that Warner drove the RV involved at the time of the crime and died in the explosion.
According to public records, Warner obtained an explosive user license in November 2013, which expired in November 2016.
He also obtained a license from the Sirens Contractor in November 1993, which expired in 1998, according to the Tennessee permit records.
The explosion occurred at about 6:30 a.m. local time on Friday (25th). The RV parked on the street made a recording asking people to evacuate, warning that the vehicle would explode in a few minutes.
The RV explosion injured at least three people, and several other vehicles caught fire, destroying many buildings in the neighborhood and causing most wireless services in the area to be disrupted.
Law enforcement officials said on the 26th that investigators of the Christmas morning bombing in Nashville now believe that the incident may be a suicide bombing. An FBI official also said investigators did not look for a second suspect.