Jennifer Millman

Authorities Release New Evidence in Central Park Blast Mystery

19-year-old Connor Golden lost his lower leg after an explosive compound blew up in Central Park last July

What to Know

  • College student Connor Golden lost his foot when he stepped on a homemade explosive in Central Park in July 2016
  • Investigators are still looking for the person who planted the explosive powder, though they don't think it was motivated by terrorism
  • Golden's family has been searching for clues themselves, and found what could be a game-changer in an old Instagram comment

Investigators have released a flyer featuring a new clue in the unsolved case of a teenager who stepped on an explosive device in Central Park and lost part of his leg.

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives released an image of a clear shopping bag on Tuesday, the second anniversary of the explosion. They say the device that injured 19-year-old Connor Golden, of Fairfax, Virginia, was in the bag.

Golden was at the park on July 3, 2016, when he stepped on a rock covering the device. His left leg was later amputated below the knee.

Police are offering a $40,000 reward for information about the crime.

The bag pictured in the new flyer is from a New Jersey baker called La Unica.

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