TWO DEAD IN TAMARAC
- BSO Case Number: TM01-10-3027
- PIO Number: 01-10-30
- Date: Oct. 24, 2001
- Time: 0745
- Place of Occurrence: 10105 NW 82 Street, Tamarac
- Name withheld, 82, female, 10105 NW 82 St., Tamarac (DECEASED)
- Name withheld, 78, male, 10105 NW 82 St., Tamarac (DECEASED)
Description of Incident:
The Broward Sheriff's Office Homicide Unit is investigating the deaths of an elderly brother and sister who apparently succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning inside their Tamarac home.
The bodies of the 82-year-old woman and her 78-year-old brother were found inside the well-kept house at 10105 NW 82nd Street at about 7:45 a.m. The woman was last seen alive Saturday by neighbors who became concerned as newspapers began piling up on the lawn and phone calls to the home went unanswered. A family friend drove to the house this morning and met with one neighbor who was known to have a key to the house. Using the key, the friend unlocked the door and immediately detected strong fumes. The man did not enter, but instead called 911. Responding deputies entered the house and discovered the two bodies inside.
Carbon monoxide fumes were still present inside the structure and the woman’s Chevrolet Monte Carlo was parked in the attached garage with its ignition turned on and its gas tank empty. Detectives believe the car was the source of the deadly carbon monoxide gas but it is not known, at this point, whether the engine was accidentally left running.
Autopsies will be performed by the Broward Medical Examiner to officially establish the cause of death. The names of the dead are being withheld until next of kin are notified.
The investigation continues.
- THIS REPORT BY: Det. R. Carmody, Sgt. R. O’Neil, CI Jim Leljedal / PIO 10/24/01 1500