Victim identified in Pearl River explosion

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Posted: Feb 11, 2013 3:24 PM
Updated: Feb 11, 2013 3:24 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Victim, Identified, Pearl, River, Explosion

PEARL RIVER- The victim of an explosion Sunday evening near Pearl River has been identified.

Authorities in St. Tammany Parish say 19 year-old Thomas James Rinkus Jr. was killed when a homemade explosive device detonated unexpectedly.

They say Rinkus and a 17 year-old, who was injured, were at a home near Pearl River, when the device exploded.

Rinkus' death appears to be accidental.

The injured teen's name was not released.

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