NASHVILLE suspected suicide bomber Anthony Quinn Warner told the woman he gifted his two homes to that he “intended to travel on Christmas Eve to spend a few weeks in the woods with his dogs,” The US Sun can reveal.
In a November letter to Michelle Swing, 29, revealing he had signed a house over to her, Warner said his basement was “not normal” and urged her to “take a look”.
Michelle Swing was gifted two houses in Nashville by bombing suspect Anthony Quinn WarnerCredit: Facebook
Federal agents search Anthony Quinn Warner’s home in NashvilleCredit: AP:Associated Press
CCTV captured the suspect RV before the explosion on Christmas DayCredit: Handout – Getty
Three people were hurt and dozens of businesses damaged in NashvilleCredit: Metro Nashville PD
The 63-year-old, missing since a huge explosion tore through downtown Nashville on Christmas Day, is also believed by police to have once had a relationship with Swing’s mother.
Swing is believed to have told investigators she has never met Warner but last spoke to him a week before Thanksgiving.
She has also passed on the letter he sent to her to the FBI.
The letter contains detailed information about the home he gifted her last month.
It concluded with the bizarre and sinister lines: “The attic has plywood and lighting, take a look. The basement is not normal, take a look. Woof woof Julio”.
Investigators have also received a call from a person who reported Warner to police in August 2019 claiming he was making bombs in the RV which was then parked at his home, The US Sun has learned.
That call identified him as the possible owner of the RV that exploded after seeing a photo of the vehicle released by police.
And after searching his Nashville home on Saturday, it can be revealed detectives found the titles to his vehicles, a check for $1,000, $100 in cash, a computer, a USB drive and power tools.
According to a report seen by The US Sun, the home is said to be “clean and organized.”
However, it adds there was nothing found in the initial search to to directly link Warner to the explosion.
Firefighters battle flames after the explosion near the AT&T building in downtown NashvilleCredit: Reuters
Wreckage piles up in the street after the explosionCredit: AP:Associated Press
One car burns as police investigate the scene in NashvilleCredit: Reuters
It reads: “No documentation was found regarding the 25 December 2020 explosion.”
The FBI is now examining the contents of the computer and the USB drive.
Warner is also believed to be a regular visitor to the Montgomery Bell State Park.
Rangers there have looked for vehicles registered to him there but have not found anything.
Investigators are also continuing to examine what could be human remains discovered at the blast site.
Police are also going to question a 41-year-old man who was stopped in his RV by Madison County sheriffs in March.
The RV had been fitted with a PA system and the driver was also said to have had two AR-15 rifles.
Cops search the home linked to WarnerCredit: Getty Images – Getty
The motive for the explosion remains unclear
It comes as it emerged FBI agents are probing whether Warner may have been obsessed with conspiracy theories about 5G.
It has been reported the 63-year-old may have been paranoid that the technology was being used to spy on Americans, reports NBC.
5G conspiracy theories have flourished during the coronavirus pandemic, with various baseless claims being spread on social media.
Pals and neighbors have painted a picture of the suspect as a computer-mad oddball.
It is claimed he surrounded his home in Nashville with “No Trespassing” signs – especially around his RV.
Real estate agent Steve Fridrich, who knew Warner, revealed that FBI agents quizzed him about whether Warner had ever spoken about being paranoid about 5G.
Smoke rises over downtown NashvilleCredit: AP:Associated Press
Sources close to the federal investigation told News4 that agents were actively probing Warner’s views on 5G.
The explosive RV was positioned near an AT&T transmission building, with speculation the telecoms giant may have been the target of the blast.
Warner is the prime suspect as DNA from the scene was sent to be cross referenced with his others to identify the remains.
The FBI said the RV arrived at roughly 1.22am Central time in central Nashville while investigators believe the blast was an “intentional act.”
The explosion damaged at least 41 businesses in the area and caused one building to partially collapse, reports say.
Cops and witnesses said they heard the motor home playing a recorded warning telling people to evacuate.
Cops are trying to piece together the mystery over the explosion Credit: Reuters
And in another twist, it emerged earlier today Warner had signed over $409,000 worth of property Swing, 29.
She claimed she had no knowledge of the property exchange as the suspect signed two houses to her via quitclaim deed.
Warner is said to have gifted her a $160,000 house last month, and a $249,000 house last year, both of which are on Bakertown Road, Nashville.
Deeds to properties can be signed over without the recipients consent or knowing, and Swing is not suspected of any wrongdoing in the case.
Swing told The Daily Mail: “In the state of Tennessee you can deed property to someone else without their consent or their signature or anything.
“I didn’t even buy the house he just deeded it over to me without my knowledge. So this all very weird to me, that’s about all I can say.”
Swing declined to say whether she had ever met Warner and if she had a family links, and said to direct further questions to the FBI.
The US Sun reached out to the FBI and Nashville Metro Police for comment.