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Sheriff: Suicidal Edwin Bartheld, 92, Turned "Ghost Town" House Into Bomb

Update: Earlier this week, we told you the strange story of 92-year-old Edwin Barfeld, who appeared to have blown himself up in a house whose location is commonly referred to as a ghost town; see our previous coverage below.

Now, authorities have concluded that Bartheld took his own life in an act that was supposed to cause his entire home to explode but failed to do so. Continue for more photos and the bizarre details.

See also: Kenneth Hosch, 83, Pleads Guilty to Vehicular Homicide, Jail Time Expected

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