Authorities believe it was a Kingman resident who was killed in an explosion last night in the rural Nevada town of Panaca, about 165 miles north of Las Vegas. Officials in the silver state are not releasing the name of the man who died, but Kingman police indicated that the subject is believed to have been Glen Jones.
It appears that the Nevada explosion occurred in a vehicle that Jones occupied but several homes in the neighborhood were damaged. One investigative theory is that the bomber was possibly targeting a former employer.
The manager of the Zuni RV Park on Airway Avenue in Kingman, Kevin McCumber, said Jones moved from Panaca and into the park in early February. McCumber said Jones was kind and polite, but that he did complain about his former employer “screwing him out of his unemployment” benefits, making his life difficult.
Kingman Police were clearing tenants from the park as a precautionary measure Thursday afternoon. A bomb squad robot was checking the perimeter of RV space #69 where Jones parked his 25 foot 1995 Columbus motorhome.
A secondary search was planned of the nearby H-18 storage unit that Jones rented from Zuni. McCumber said he thought it strange that Jones had accessed the storage unit four times since Monday, more frequent than usual.