By DiMarkco Chandler
Reports from Barrie Ontario say that police have discovered approximately 80 explosive devices when searching a home where two men were detained and then arrested in connection with a 1978 homicide.
Police are still making their way through the basement of 30 Virgilwood Cres. So far, police have uncovered explosives and automatic firearms. The biggest thing discovered was a large bunker, according to Constable, John Lamont. “What reasons does someone build a bunker?” Lamont asked.
“It’s a confined space. To get in there and remove the items inside with specialized equipment (will be difficult).”
A team of experts combed through the home and described the explosives as pipe bombs and improvised explosive devices.
Police were startled to find that some devices were found in holes drilled in walls and were wire that they could be detonated from a remote location.
In 1984, the city of Barrie approved a permit for the owner of the home to install a fallout shelter.
Police are first trying to clear the house of explosives before turning their attention to the bunker.
The weapons found in the house included three rifles, two shot guns and “thousands of rounds of ammunition.”
Donald Feldhoff was charged with first-degree murder after turning himself in to police last week. Following the 54-year-old Feldhoff’s arrest, police took his father 75-year-old William into custody and charged him with accessory after the fact.
Both were charged with the slaying of 26-year-old Michael Traynor.
Investigation into Traynor’s death went cold shortly after his body was found in a wooded area in October of 1978.
Traynor had been shot multiple times in the chest after he had been bound.