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Person of Interest
Victim or Case Name and Number: Wal-Mart Store Explosion
Crime Committed or Inflicted: Explosion
Crime Date: 9/26/2007
Time Range:
City/County: Sylva, Jackson County
State: North Carolina
District: Western
At approximately 11:45 am on Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at the Wal-Mart Superstore in Sylva, an explosion caused injuries to five people.  Investigators determined that an explosive device (IED) was deliberately placed in the area of the small propane tanks used for camping.  Three persons of interest arrived together at the Wal-Mart, a female and two males.  Investigators are attempting to identify these subjects to interview.

The composite sketch is one of the subjects who was in the area moments before the explosion.  He was described as a white male, approximately 190 lbs. weight, 6' height, late 30s to early 40s age, with reddish-brown hair pulled into a pony-tail.

If you have information about this case, call the Sylva Police Department (828) 586-2916.  If you have information about this case or any unsolved case in North Carolina, please contact the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation by email SBI Operations Center or by phone (800) 334-3000.

REWARD up to $15,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for an explosion at Wal-Mart in western North Carolina that injured five people.

Last updated:        September 30, 2010

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