Family of blast victims seeks missing dog

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Relatives of the couple who died in the explosion Saturday night say they want to thank everyone who has been praying for their family.

Dion Longworth and his wife Jennifer were killed in the blast. Dion's sisters tell us that Dion and Jennifer were married for 11 years and still acted like "newlyweds."

"They were very close. They always laughed about things and both had a great sense of humor about things," said Brookley Longworth.

The sisters say when they couldn't find Dion or Jennifer at any of the shelters, they feared the worst.

The family says an outpouring of support from central Indiana is helping during this difficult time.

Jennifer was a second grade teacher at a Greenwood elementary school.

Dion Longworth was the director of product development and technology for consumer electronics company, Indy Audio Labs. The company's CEO, Rick Santiago, put out this statement:

"The Indy Audio Labs family is deeply saddened by the loss of our employee and friend, John (Dion) Longworth and his wife, Jennifer. Dion was the director of product development and technology for Indy Audio Labs, an Indianapolis-based company in the consumer electronics industry. Throughout his more than 10-year career, Dion's creative and technical contributions directly impacted the development of several award-winning consumer electronics products in public use. He will be deeply missed by his co-workers at Indy Audio Labs and his industry colleagues and peers. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his and Jennifer's family members, along with all those impacted by this terrible tragedy."

Meantime, the family is looking for the Longworths' dog, Pepper.

Investigators haven't found remains of the dog. The Golden Retriever has been missing since the explosion.

They're asking for the public's help in finding Pepper. If you do see the dog, you're asked to bring Pepper to Animal Care and Control on South Harding Street.