Investigators are looking into whether Nashville bomber Anthony Quinn Warner had his dogs with him when he blew himself up on Christmas Day, officials said Monday.
The 63-year-old loner was known to be devoted to his pups — even building a wheelchair ramp at his suburban home so they didn’t have to use the stairs, his neighbor previously told The Tennessean.
He reportedly told a friend that he planned to “spend a few weeks in the woods with his dogs” — with investigators now examining whether any were with him during his suicide mission.
“That, we don’t know yet,” Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director David Rausch told reporters Monday when asked if one of Warner’s dogs “perished” alongside him.
“That’s still information that we’re trying to determine, all of that detail,” he said.
Warner had numerous dogs over the years, including two Shetland Sheepdogs and a larger dog he adopted, his next door neighbor for 25 years, Steve Schmoldt, told The Tennessean.
He “took really good care of his dogs,” said the neighbor, who thought the dogs were already dead.
But Warner allegedly referred to them in late November when he wrote to Michelle Swing — the woman he gave two houses to for free — and said he “intended to travel on Christmas Eve to spend a few weeks in the woods with his dogs,” The UK Sun reported.
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