Note that the son is mentioned with Steele's wife.
Confirmed: Suspicious device found on Edgar Steele's car was a bomb
Steele arrested last week for trying to hire hitman to kill wife, mother-in-law
Rob Kauder | Internet Content Manager, KXLY.com
Posted: 3:38 pm PDT June 15, 2010
Updated: 7:08 pm PDT June 15, 2010
COEUR D'ALENE -- A bomb has been found on a car owned by Edgar and Cyndi Steele when a woman brought the car to the Fast Lane Quik Lube on Government Way in Coeur d’Alene. Steele was arrested last week for attempting to hire a hit man to kill his wife and mother-in-law; he had wanted it to look like they were killed in a car crash, according to court documents obtained by KXLY from the Idaho Statesman.
The Coeur d'Alene Police Department reports that a woman showed up at the Fast Lane Quik Lube, located at 484 West Bosanko Avenue, for an oil change. Mechanics at the business identified that woman as Cyndi Steele, Edgar Steele's wife. As mechanics were working to remove the oil plug they noticed a suspicious device underneath the car.
They said that as soon as they found the device Cyndi became extremely concerned and told the mechanics to get out. The mechanics pushed the vehicle out of the business and called police. In turn the Spokane County Bomb Squad was called in to check the device on the car and aid in securing it.
After a few minutes, eyewitnesses say that Cyndi began to cry hysterically. A short while later her son came and told the mechanics they had received some death threats but nothing like this incident. The Steeles left with police officers a short time later.
The vehicle with the explosive device underneath it was a Mitsubishi Endeavor with Idaho license plates; the make, model and license plate of that Endeavor match a vehicle owned by the Steeles.
Edgar Steele was arrested last week after he had solicited a long-time acquaintance to kill his wife Cyndi and his mother-in-law. Steele, according to court documents, wanted his wife and mother-in-law killed in a car crash last Friday while his wife visited her mother in Oregon. Those documents say he wanted their deaths to look like an accident.