James Lark

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. (CBS46) -- Sources inside the Redan Cove apartment complex say FBI agents went door to door showing residents a picture of James Lark, the man who died in a mysterious explosion Sunday.

One resident reportedly told agents he recognized a man in the same outfit as pictured entering the complex Saturday afternoon, hours before the explosion in a Uhaul.

That witness reportedly also saw two other men in the Uhaul with Lark. That Uhaul was found a short distance away, but not immediately near the explosion. No others were in it.

CBS46 pressed the FBI on Wednesday on whether anyone else might have been involved or have knowledge of the moments leading up to the incident--they wouldn't comment. 

"I told them there were the remains of a white male on the side of my house, you need to come check it out," said a resident who found the body and called 911.

Lark was either wearing or carrying some sort of explosive device that detonated. His body parts scattered along a fence and on that couple's front porch. 

We've learned apartment management has handed over security footage to be analyzed by the FBI. The agency is working to determine why Lark was at an apartment complex nearly 30 minutes from his west Atlanta area home.

Nearly 24 hours after The Bulldog sought an on-the-record response to these accounts and resident concerns about witness accounts of additional individuals, the FBI released a statement, saying, “There is no indication at this point in the investigation that there was anyone else in the rental pickup truck with the subject.”

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