September 14, 2014 4:58 pm -

A 92-year-old Colorado man’s body was discovered in the crawlspace of his Chaffee County home along with a large cache of homemade explosive devices.

According to 9 News, Edwin Bartheld’s body was found by a friend just before 3:30 p.m. on Friday. Bartheld’s friends told police he hadn’t been heard from for over a week. The man is believed to have been dead for several days.


[su_center_ad]At first Police believed Bartheld died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, but after discovering explosives and chemicals used for manufacturing explosives, authorities determined that Bartheld likely died when one of his homemade devices unintentionally detonated.

An autopsy will be performed on Monday.

The Colorado Springs Regional Explosives Unit and two nearby HAZMAT teams secured the scene and removed and safely detonated the explosives.Once the house was declared safe, the man’s body was removed from the crawl space.

Police said they believe they know a motive for Bartheld’s actions, but no further details will be released until they are confirmed by investigators.

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D.B. Hirsch
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8 responses to Elderly Man Found Dead In Crawl Space Surrounded By Explosives

  1. tiredoftea September 14th, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    What, the second coming of the “Grey Panthers”?

    • Anomaly 100 September 14th, 2014 at 6:31 pm

      More white mob violence, no doubt.

      • tiredoftea September 14th, 2014 at 6:42 pm

        But, old, with canes waiving wildly in the air.

        • Anomaly 100 September 15th, 2014 at 7:44 am

          No silly, that’s just me blogging.

  2. M D Reese September 14th, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Trying to take it with him maybe?

  3. LiPao September 14th, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    This is why I don’t stop in CO. Springs for gas.
    That hollow mountain west of town may hold many surprises.

  4. juicyfruityyy September 14th, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    We are finding people with more bombs and illegal ammunition, these days. They sound like they were preparing for a war.

  5. Denise September 15th, 2014 at 8:05 am

    He was 92, he may have had dementia.