(News/Talk 1480 WHBC) – The FBI is assisting in the investigation of what appears to be a hate crime in Wayne County, where a home occupied by a interracial couple was destroyed in an explosion and resulting fire early Wednesday morning.

Racial slurs and a swastika were painted on a detached garage and the cars inside.

The couple was not at the house because remodeling was being done.

That house on Spruce Street in the unincorporated town of Sterling.

A $5000 reward is being offered for information.