NYPD investigators release sketch of person-of-interest in Queens package explosion

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Thursday, August 3, 2017
Sketch released of man wanted for deadly package explosion in Queens
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David Novarro has the latest on the investigation to the package explosion that killed a landlord.

SPRINGFIELD GARDENS, Queens (WABC) -- The NYPD released a sketch on Wednesday night of a man they're looking to speak with in connection with the package explosion in Queens last week that killed a man.

The explosion that killed 73-year-old George Wray is also now being investigated as a murder according to police.

NYPD investigators looking into the incident revealed Wednesday that Wray was not the intended target of the package, nor was anyone else living in the building, but they now have a good idea who or what the actual target was.

Police say the cylinder left on the front porch of the Springfield Gardens home was filled with a black powder, similar to the kind used in fireworks.

It ultimately exploded when Wray opened it, creating a firework style bang and causing burns to over 80% of his body.