Police: House explosion caused by arson

Crews are working to remove the debris from a house explosion in unincorporated Joliet that authorities say was caused by arson.  The house belongs to a man who is a suspect in the disappearance of his girlfriend.

James Borg was the only person inside his  home when it exploded last night.  And, despite it damaging the house next door, Borg was the only one injured.

Investigators believe the explosion is connected to a missing persons case.

The last time Kimberly Dore ever heard from her mom, 53-year-old Anne Gay, was a voicemail she left on June 9th.  Gay was last seen June 10th. Her disappearance taking on added mystery today.  The home Anne shared with her boyfriend, 45-year-old Borg,  exploded last night in unincorporated Joliet.

Borg, a suspect in Anne’s disappearance suffered burns over 70 percent of his body.

Investigators say its arson.

Neighbors and family say the couple’s relationship wasn’t good.  There were 13 police calls to the home this year and neighbors heard arguments.

Kimberly says her mom was looking  to leave and get her life back together.

“She would never ever ever disappear from her family,” she said.  “So I just ask anyone with information To come forward In my mother’s disappearance So we can bring closure to my family”

Borg remains in the hospital, police have not said if he’s been able to give them any information regarding the explosion or the disappearance of Anne Gay.

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