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March 26, 2016

Police ID four people found dead in Delaware apartment complex

Carbon monoxide poisoning appears to be cause, NBC10 reports

Police in New Castle County, Delaware, have identified four people who were found dead inside an apartment complex Friday evening in what appears to be carbon monoxide poisoning.

The victims, according to police, are: Carl Dunfee, 60; Veronica Mousely, 58; Andrew Spanakos, 73; Nancy Uniacke, 56. 

Officers responded to the Hidden Valley Apartment Complex on Homestead Road in Wilmington after receiving a welfare complaint.

Police say they made entry into an apartment around 5 p.m. and found three adults and a dog deceased.

There was no sign of foul play and further investigation uncovered the possibility of an "environmental issue," according to authorities.

A search of the building found another adult dead in a separate apartment and two of the complex's buildings were evacuated, police say.

Eight other people — five adults and three children — were hospitalized. Police said Saturday only one person remained hospitalized and was last listed in stable and non-life threatening condition.

Police did not specify what the "environmental issue" was, however, NBC10 reports the cause appears to be carbon monoxide poisoning.

More information will be released pending the outcome of the investigation.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the New Castle County Police Department at 302-573-2800 or call Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333.

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