Update: Carbon monoxide killed 2 found in SUV outside Wal-Mart

Authorities say carbon monoxide poisoning killed two people who were found dead in a sport utility vehicle in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Kansas City, Kansas. (Courtesy: KSHB-TV)

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – Authorities say carbon monoxide poisoning killed two people who were found dead in a sport utility vehicle in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Kansas City, Kansas.

Police Chief Terry Zeigler announced the cause of death Tuesday on Twitter. The victims have been identified as 26-year-old Carolyn K. Williams-Cottier of Kansas City, Kansas, and 30-year-old Trevor B. Roth of Dodge City.

They were found Sunday morning in the parking lot across the streets from the Legends Outlets shopping center near the Kansas Speedway.

Zeigler said in a later tweet that he wasn’t sure what caused the carbon monoxide levels to reach lethal levels. He said “an exhaust issue” was a possibility.


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