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Woman killed in Grandview house explosion; family, investigators search for answers

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JOHNSON COUNTY, Texas -

The family of a Johnson County woman killed in a home explosion went through what was left of her home Monday, looking for anything to bring them closure, while investigators returned to the scene to try to pinpoint the cause of the explosion. 

Johnson County Sheriff Bob Alford says one woman was killed in Saturday night's explosion of a home southwest of Grandview in Johnson County. The woman's body was found Sunday as investigators combed through what was left of the two story log cabin style home.

Alford identifies the dead woman as Wanda Davis, 61. Her body was found outside the home. The family dog also died in the blast.

FOX4 has learned Davis' husband was notified Sunday afternoon and returned Monday morning. He had been on a business trip in North Carolina.

An agent from Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is helping the Johnson County Sheriff's Office in its investigation into the explosion. The blast leveled the log cabin home in the 6600 block of East FM 916. Grandview is located more than 30 miles southeast of Fort Worth in southern Johnson County.

Alford says leaking propane is thought to be the cause of the explosion. Alford says the propane apparently filled the basement of the home. The Sheriff says the water heater turning on is what sparked the explosion.

The explosion pushed the walls of the house out and broke concrete. It was felt as far away as Cleburne which is 11 miles away.

The investigators have spent much of Sunday hand searching the debris. Alford says there are plans to drain the family swimming pool at the rear of the home.

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