7 Kirksville Deaths

1 decade 2 months 6 days ago December 18, 2006 Dec 18, 2006 Monday, December 18 2006 Monday, December 18, 2006 2:47:21 PM CST in News
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KIRKSVILLE (AP) Two young children are among the seven people found dead in a Kirksville duplex. Authorities expect autopsy results today on the bodies discovered yesterday afternoon after a call to police to report a "strange odor." Today police did not identify the victims but said all seven were Kirksville residents. They included a 23-year-old resident of the home, her 23-month-old daughter and her one-year-old son. Other victims were three men ages 19, 21 and 21, and a 21-year-old woman. Police would not speculate on the cause of death, though a news release said the investigation is not focusing on mechanical malfunction of the home heating system. Some broadcast reports have cited an unidentified fire official as saying high levels of carbon monoxide were found in the home, but police have declined to confirm that.

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