The bomber that terrorized Nashville is confirmed dead after an extensive police investigation.
His name was Anthony Quinn Warner, and he was 63 years old. Police are still investigating his motive for the bombing, which is unclear.
Police said Warner owned the RV that exploded in downtown Nashville early Friday, and that he died in the blast.
Human tissue was found amongst the debris left behind by the explosion, and DNA examinations of tissue samples by The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and FBI were found to be consistent with Warner. In addition, the Tennessee Highway Patrol uncovered a vehicle identification number from the remains of the RV, which revealed it was registered to Warner.
The lack of an immediate motive has eerie similarities to the Las Vegas shooting, as does the age of the shooter. Thankfully, the Nashville bombing didn’t have the same devastating lethality.
But without a motive, police are going to face strong scrutiny. Meaningless acts of violence don’t exist – there’s always a reason, even if it’s hidden beneath the surface.
Authorities said that there is “no indication” that any other suspects were involved.