Tragic Incident in Princeton: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Claims Two Lives
In a heartbreaking turn of events, two individuals have lost their lives and another remains hospitalized due to suspected carbon monoxide poisoning in Princeton, a town located approximately 50 miles north of Minneapolis. The Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Office received a distress call on Sunday evening regarding a possible overdose at a residence in Princeton Township.
Upon arriving at the scene, deputies discovered the lifeless body of 27-year-old Marcos Larson in an upstairs bedroom. A semi-conscious dog was also found in the same room. Additionally, the lifeless bodies of an unidentified woman and a cat were found in another part of the house. The woman’s identity has yet to be disclosed.
The individual who made the emergency call was rushed to a Princeton hospital, and we currently have no information regarding her condition. However, a fire and rescue team quickly determined that the residence contained a lethal amount of carbon monoxide.
Mille Lacs County Sheriff Kyle Burton shed light on the situation, revealing that preliminary investigations suggest the occupants were utilizing propane heaters and gas-powered generators to provide heat, as the house had neither electricity nor running water. This devastating incident serves as a somber reminder of the perilous nature of carbon monoxide.
Sheriff Burton emphasized, “It is never safe to run combustion engines inside an enclosed space.” He urged homeowners to ensure their properties are equipped with functioning carbon monoxide alarms to promptly alert them to dangerous levels of the deadly gas.
While we mourn the loss of two lives and pray for the recovery of the hospitalized individual, it is crucial to remember the importance of ensuring our safety and the safety of our loved ones. Let us honor the memory of those lost by taking necessary precautions and spreading awareness about the dangers of carbon monoxide.