A huge reward has been offered to help solve the mystery behind a massive explosion that rocked the US city of Nashville on Christmas Day.
Police investigating the mysterious Christmas Day bomb blast say they believe the bomber may have died in the blast after human remains were found in the wreckage of a camper van in Nashville.
Authorities searched the home of a possible person of interest on Saturday (December 26) in the Nashville suburb of Antioch.
Meanwhile, local businesses and celebrities have offered a reward of more than $300,000 (£224,000) for information leading to an arrest.
Marcus Lemonis, host of Dragons Den style reality show The Profit, personally pledged $250,000 (£187,000) to the appeal.
Three people were injured by the blast after the van started playing an eerie recorded countdown to the explosion.
Betsy Williams, owner of a Nashville restaurant called The Melting Pot, said that she heard a repeated warning coming from the RV parked outside her building in the early hours of Christmas morning.
The recorded female voice said: “Evacuate now. There is a bomb. A bomb is in this vehicle and will explode.”
“Whoever did it did give fair warning,” she said.
The explosion caused widespread property damage and disrupted communications and other utilities across the city.
After visiting the site of the explosion, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee said it was a "miracle" that no one had been killed.
CNN has quoted an FBI official as saying that agents are not looking for any other suspects after the human remains were found. The mother of the person involved has reportedly been approached to provide DNA for identification purposes.
FBI Special Agent in charge Matt Foster made a plea to the public for information. He said: "The FBI stands with the city of Nashville today in this very tragic Christmas Day event.
“This is our city too. We live here, we work here. We're putting everything we have into finding who was responsible for what happened here today.
“There are leads that need to be pursued and technical works need to happen.”
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