WATCH ABOVE: Toronto police have identified the second body pulled from the rubble of a Mississauga house explosion as Robert Nadler, 55. Christina Stevens reports.
Police have confirmed that the second body pulled from the rubble of a house that mysteriously exploded in Mississauga Tuesday is that of 55-year-old Robert Nadler.
Investigators had earlier released the identity of the other body found at the site of the explosion, Nadler’s wife, 55-year-old Dianne Page.
Police said Thursday the explosion is considered a criminal investigation.
“Our homicide bureau monitors all suspicious deaths, but they are not yet involved,” said Peel Regional Police Sgt. Josh Colley.
The names of Nadler and Page were released by police earlier in the week as people associated with the residence.
About 700 homes were evacuated after the house located at 4201 Hickory Dr. was leveled by an explosion around 4:20 p.m. Tuesday, leaving as many as 25 neighbouring residences damaged and nine people injured.
The Globe and Mail reported Thursday that Nadler was convicted of killing a friend after a dispute over money in 1982 at the age of 21. Nadler was sentenced to life in prison and was eligible for parole after 10 years.
(with files from Global News)