Waukegan Explosion Kills Shocks Community

Waukegan officials  announced Wednesday that they have recovered the remains of the final victim of last Friday’s explosion that destroyed the AB Specialty Silicones plant.

The Lake County Coroner said the remains were found under a lot of rubble late. He identified the victim as a male, but there was no way to  pinpoint where in the building the body was found because the force the explosion.

Others who died in the explosion were identified as Jeff Cummings, 57, of Kenosha, and Byron Biehn, 53, of Brighton Township, Wis. Another person, 29-year-old Allen Stevens of Salem, Wis., made it out, but died later at Loyola Hospital’s burn unit.