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Sister identifies man found dead in house explosion

August 23, 2019 05:55 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The sister of the man who lived at 64 Illinois St. has identified the man she says died in the house explosion.

News10NBC spoke to Caroline Jackson of Niagara Falls, Ontario. She identified the man who died in the house explosion as her brother, Randal Jackson.

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Caroline says she would have done anything to help her brother and still can't believe he's gone.

She told us Randal is the youngest of seven children. She says Randal had many friends in Rochester but he had begun to distance himself from her over the last year.

Fire officials say the gas line in the home where Randal lived was compromised. Fire Chief Willie Jackson says he believes the explosion caused Randal's death.

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