Meridian Star

March 21, 2014

Coroner: Poison gas killed 4 in Forest


Associated Press

FOREST —

FOREST, Miss. (AP) — Scott County Coroner Phyllis Irby says carbon monoxide poisoning killed four people whose bodied were found Wednesday in a home near Forest.

WLBT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1gXF6a7) the deaths have been ruled accidental.

The victims were 22-year-old Carlos Jermaine Boyd, 39-year-old Moises Hernandes Conde, 19-year-old Travis Hunt and 18-year-old Tiffany Weaver.

An unidentified 17 year old survived and has been hospitalized.

Sheriff Mike Lee says deputies found the bodies and a heavy odor of exhaust gas when they entered the house early Wednesday.

A generator inside the house was believed to be the source of the poison gas.