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Police: Homeowner in Rockville house explosion killed himself and dog

Police: Homeowner in Rockville house explosion shot himself and dog (ABC7)

Police have identified the remains in the basement of the Rockville home explosion as the resident of the home, Steven Beck, 61.

The medical examiner says the death was a suicide caused by a gunshot wound.

According to officials, a dog was found near Beck.

The dog's cause of death was also determined as a gunshot wound.

The cause of the explosion is still under investigation.

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Officials report it only took seconds to "completely level" the house.

According to officials, the house was recently foreclosed and was due to be auctioned off Friday afternoon, the same day the explosion took place.

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