Body identified in Drummond Island home explosion

Autopsy results confirm that the woman found dead after a home explosion on Drummond Island in late March is, in fact, the resident of the home. That report comes from the Sault Ste. Marie Post of the Michigan State Police.

Several people called police shortly before 9:00 a.m. on the morning of March 31st to report the blast on South Sturgeon Bay Road. The explosion could be felt in several areas of the island, and smoke was also visible near the home shortly afterward.

State Troopers and the Drummond Island Fire Department found that the blast destroyed the home, which was on fire when they arrived. They found the woman’s body in the debris after extinguishing the blaze.

Preliminary results from the Michigan State Police Fire Marshall’s investigation lead them to believe that the cause of the fire was due to a propane leak.