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In the dead of night, an explosion ripped through Evanston’s Fitzsimons Park, shaking houses and waking residents blocks away. Responding to calls of a possible blown transformer, police searched but found nothing.
The mystery didn’t begin to unravel until more than an hour later Tuesday, when resident Dale Wyatt made a grisly discovery.
He was walking his dog when it started pulling its leash. Near a playground, he found a headless body…
So began a macabre series of events that led police to discover a pipe bomb near the corpse of Colin Dalebroux. Nearby Nichols Middle School was forced to close, but some students still showed up for classes. Parents, children and school buses were waved off and sent away.
After disabling the bomb, investigators were left trying to determine why a man identified as Colin Dalebroux, 21, had two explosive devices…
They got residents to evacuate an apartment building a block away, at 1012 Main St., where Dalebroux lived, and said they were working with the FBI to examine information stored on his computer…
Wyatt, 31, who lives a half-block from the park, was taking his dog Buddha out for a walk. Wyatt found the body of a shirtless man wearing pants with his legs folded underneath him and his right arm stretched up.
There was nothing from the neck up, not even blood, and no obvious marks on the body, he said…
At first he thought it was a mannequin and some kind of “sick joke.” But after he met a woman also walking her dog who pointed a flashlight at the body, they realized it was real. Wyatt went to his home and called police, who said they got his call at 5:48 a.m. He met them at the park and led them to the body.
Police taped off the area and found an unexploded pipe bomb near the body. They called the Cook County sheriff’s bomb squad, which disabled it.
And the mystery continues. Sounds like the dude took himself off with a bomb – and even brought along a spare if the first one didn’t work.
A top executive at Freddie Mac was found dead Wednesday morning from an apparent suicide, according to CBS affiliate WUSA-TV in Washington, D.C.
David Kellermann, the acting chief financial officer and senior vice president of the government-sponsored mortgage lender, was found dead in his home after his wife alerted Fairfax County Police to his suicide, authorities told WUSA.
According to Kellermann’s bio on Freddie Mac’s Website, the 41-year-old was with the company for more than 16 years and was named acting CFO in September.
That was the same month Freddie Mac was placed under conservatorship by the U.S. Treasury as a result of the subprime mortgage crisis.