EDINBURG, Texas (KVEO) — Four people have been found dead inside their home due to carbon monoxide produced from a generator.
Edinburg Police conducted a welfare check around 6:45 p.m. Monday night at a home on Woodstone Drive.
When the police arrived, they found five people unresponsive and the generator turned on inside the home.
Four family members were deceased, and an additional family member was taken to the hospital.
“We want to inform our community that generators are not to be inside of homes when they’re running. They release carbon monoxide, which is lethal and dangerous,” said Edinburg Chief of Police Cesar Torres.
The police have ruled out foul play and said their deaths were directly related to carbon monoxide poisoning.