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Police identify man who died in bomb blast

Evanston Police Chief Richard Eddington says the man killed in a bomb blast early this morning has now been identified as 23-year-old Colin Dalebrough.

Eddington this evening said there’s no indication that anyone else was involved in Dalebrough’s activities that led up to the explosion at Fitzsimon Park just south of Nichols Middle School.

Evanston Police Chief Richard Eddington says the man killed in a bomb blast early this morning has now been identified as 23-year-old Colin Dalebrough.

Eddington this evening said there’s no indication that anyone else was involved in Dalebrough’s activities that led up to the explosion at Fitzsimon Park just south of Nichols Middle School.

The chief says that an analysis of social media and phone records suggests that Dalebrough had no close associates who were aware of his plans.

Eddington said that Dalebrough had been in and out of Evanston in recent years, most recently returning to the city in August and that it’s not clear yet whether he was currently employed.

The chief said he hopes that, based on an FBI forensic analysis of the computer that was seized with a search warrant at Dalebrough’s apartment in the 1000 block of Main Street, police will be able to develop a much clearer picture of Dalebrough’s motives and intentions by sometime tomorrow.

He said its not clear whether Dalebrough intended to commit suicide, but that that is one of the theories that’s being seriously explored.

Note to readers 11:41 a.m. 10/15/10: We are aware that other news organizations are reporting a different age and a different spelling of the dead man’s last name than what’s in our story. We’re currently seeking clarification from the police department about those issues.

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