As we previously reported, yesterday police and federal authorities searched a home connected to Anthony Quinn Warner, 63, who media has described as a “person of interest” in the Nashville Christmas Day bombing.
Previously, there had been an RV there similar to the one that blew up in the bombing. But it was no longer there. There was no one found in the home during the search.
Now, the police are exploring the possibility that the bomber may have been killed in the bombing and that it may have been a suicide bombing. The police have now confirmed that human remains were found in the blast.
#Nashville Law enforcement sources tell @CBSNews leading theory is suspect may have been killed in Nashville explosion. DNA tests on remains found at scene are being conducted to determine if they belong to suspect or someone else + Fed agents searching home person of interest.
— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) December 26, 2020
Warner had owned the home that police searched until last month when he signed a deed over to Michelle Swing, 29, of Los Angeles. There was no exchange of money in the quitclaim paperwork and it was not signed by Swing.
Swing, when contacted by the Daily Mail, said she didn’t know anything about being given the house. “I didn’t even buy the house – he just deeded it over to me without my knowledge,” she told them. “So this is all very weird to me, that’s about all I can say.”
Warner also reportedly transferred another home over to Swing in a similar manner last year.
However, Warner also transfered another home on Bakertown Road to Swing via a quitclaim deed last year.
The $249,000 house had previously belonged to his father who passed away in 2011 and Warner had only been in possession of it for five months before again giving it to Swing for free. He had also previously registered a security alarm business at this address.
Swing declined to say whether she had ever met Warner or whether she had family links to him, adding: ‘I’ve been told to direct everything else to FBI.’
But the transfer of the home he had been living in for years last month might support the suicide theory. Swing allegedly transferred that earlier home she received through a quitclaim deed to Betty Lane shortly after she acquired it.
Police are also allegedly looking into the theory that it may have been an attack on AT&T because of a belief in the 5G conspiracy theory.
Breaking: @WSMV Investigates has confirmed FBI agents spent the days at another location today besides searching the home of Anthony Warner, pursuing tips that he was paranoid about 5g spying on Americans. The latest coming up tonight at 10:00 on @WSMV pic.twitter.com/coUgdUt2cU
— Jeremy Finley (@JFinleyreports) December 27, 2020
Realtor Steve Fridrich, who Warner had worked for doing IT for several years, said that the police contacted him and asked about whether or not Warner had a paranoia about 5G technology being used to spy on Americans. Fridrich told the agents that Warner had never spoken to him about that. But apparently, that’s one of the theories they’re looking into for the attack because of the RV being next to the AT&T building. It did interfere with communications — phone service, internet, and 911 services were out for over a day.
CBS reported that the FBI had previously received two tips about Warner prior to the bombing. It’s not clear what those tips involved.
Fridrich described the Tony Warner who worked for him as a kind person who they contacted only to work on internet issues.
“Nice guy. You know, he was a techie guy – don’t mean anything negative about that. He would do this thing and leave. He didn’t bother anybody. He did his thing and leave,” Fridrich said.