Kent Keeler, a cousin of Ethan Keeler struggled for answers on Wednesday.
Keeler says family members are wondering why Ethan would have put himself in that situation.
“I think he just didn’t know who he was yet,” said Kent Keeler. “I feel like he was trying to find out where he belongs.”
Keeler noted that his cousin was always put family first.
“He stood up for me in high school when people would pick on me,” said Keeler. “He put family over everything.”
The interior of the building also suffered heavy damage from the explosion.
Neighbors near the business heard the explosion.
“I heard the boom first and then immediately felt the tremor,” said Janice Farenwald, who lives near the blast site. “There was definitely an odor that came through the window, I could tell something was burning, so I thought something must have exploded.”
The investigation into the explosion is still ongoing.
WBZ-TV’s New Hampshire Bureau Chief Michael Rosenfield contributed to this story. Follow him on Twitter @MichaelWBZ4
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