Three women were found dead Monday inside a home in Hawaiian Gardens from what appears to be carbon monoxide poisoning.
Deputies were dispatched to 11814 223rd St. at 7:38 a.m. on a report of a person not breathing and discovered the bodies, said Sgt. Paul Jernigan of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Lakewood station.
Two women in their 60s and one in her 70s were found dead at the scene, said Art Marrujo, dispatch supervisor with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
One of the women was found in a bedroom, while the other two were found in the garage, he said.
A car was still running when responding deputies arrived at the home, Marrujo said.
Three deputies who inhaled the chemical had to be hospitalized and were later released, he said.
The three victims were related, LASD homicide Lt. Steve Jauch told ABC7. Another relative discovered the bodies, he told the network.
It’s unclear, however, whether the deaths were an accident, a suicide or a homicide, Jauch told ABC7.
An investigation was ongoing.
–City News Service
HAWAIIAN GARDENS, Calif. (KABC) — Three women were found dead inside of a Hawaiian Gardens home Monday morning. Homicide detectives are investigating.
Authorities responded to the 11800 block of 223rd Street just after 7:30 a.m. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, a relative discovered the bodies when stopping by the house to check on them.
One body was found in a bedroom, and two other bodies were found in the garage. The victims have not yet been identified.
Three deputies were taken to a nearby hospital after being overcome by fumes at the scene, the sheriff’s department said. One deputy has already been released.
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