Woman Killed by Explosive Is Identified

A 33-year-old woman killed by an unknown explosive device while she scavenged a desert roadside for cans with her two young sons was identified Sunday as Lynn Standish of Pearblossom.

One of her sons, 4-year-old Michael Standish, who was injured in the blast, remained in serious but stable condition at Antelope Valley Medical Center in Lancaster, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Britta Tubbs.

The Standishes were walking along a dirt road off Pearblossom Highway Friday afternoon when an explosive device detonated, killing the woman and injuring the boy. A 9-year-old son was not injured.

The two boys were able to walk back to the highway, where they flagged down a passing motorist for help.

Tubbs said sheriff's arson and explosives experts were still investigating to determine whether the explosion was accidental or intentional.

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