UPDATE: Police identify man killed in Beaver Dam apartment explosion

UPDATE: Police identify man killed in Beaver Dam apartment explosion

Updated: 11:10 a.m. on March 14, 2018

BEAVER DAM, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Beaver Dam Police have positively identified the man found dead after an apartment explosion.

DNA testing confirmed that the man was 28-year-old Benjamin Morrow. Investigators say Morrow was living at apartment 11 in building 109 of Village Glen Apartments in Beaver Dam.

The FBI has set up a 24-hour tip line at 1-800-225-5324 for anyone who may have information. Callers will need to choose option 3.

A media briefing is being planned for 4 p.m. Wednesday.


BEAVER DAM, Wis. (CBS 58) -- CBS58 is learning new details about the man who was killed after an explosion at an apartment complex in Beaver Dam last week.

Police say explosive chemicals were found inside the residence.

Officials haven't released the 28-year-old man's name, but they say they plan to in the coming days.

An employee at Richelieu Foods confirmed the 28-year-old man worked the same shift as him, but he says he didn't know him well.

According to an online obituary, he worked in the quality department for nearly a year before the explosion.

CBS58 spoke with Ryan and Joyce-Ryan Funeral Home and they confirm the obituary is for the man killed in the explosion.

Before working at Richelieu Foods, the obituary says the man worked as an associate scientist at Pharmaceutical Product Development in Middleton, Wisconsin for three and a half years.

It also says the man graduated from Pensacola Christian College and earned a Bachelor's degree in pre-pharmacy with a minor in chemistry and mathematics.

Calvary Baptist Fellowship Pastor Gerald Marsden is presiding over the man's funeral. CBS58 spoke to him over the phone and he would only say that he was shocked to find out the news about the explosion.

A search of online records did not show any criminal history for the man killed in the explosion.

The controlled burn of apartment building 109 to remove the danger of the explosive chemicals is set to begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday.

Apartment residents have to be evacuated by 9:00 a.m. on Thursday.

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