Funeral Thursday for man killed in apartment explosion

Authorities investigate a fatal explosion at an apartment building in Beaver Dam March 5, 2018. (Photo courtesy WMTV-TV)

BEAVER DAM (AP) -- A pastor who will conduct a funeral service for the Beaver Dam man killed in an apartment explosion says he had friends and family who loved him and was not a bomb maker.

Rev. Jerry Marsden says Benjamin Morrow's death is a puzzle to all who knew him. Marsden will preside at Morrow's funeral service Thursday in Madison.

Law enforcement officials confirmed Morrow's identity Wednesday.

The State Journal reports the 28-year-old Morrow was a quality control technician for Richelieu Foods and had previously worked as an associate scientist at PPD of Middleton.

Officials gave an update Wednesday afternoon, a day before fire officials plan to burn down the apartment building because explosions have dispersed chemicals throughout the structure.

The FBI has set up a tip line for anyone with information about the investigation. Call 1-800-225-5324 and choose option 3.

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