MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say seven members of an immigrant family from Honduras whose bodies were found inside a Minnesota home last weekend died of carbon monoxide poisoning.
The victims were discovered Saturday night in their home in south Moorhead when other family members checked on them after not hearing from them.
“Detectives did find a carbon monoxide detector detached from the wall and placed in a laundry room cabinet with a battery removed,” said Moorhead Police Department Chief Shannon Monroe.
Police reported the cause of death Wednesday after a medical examiner’s office examined blood samples.
Family members who gathered at the house Monday to share stories described their loved ones as happy people who were relieved to get away from the turmoil in Honduras.
WDAY contributed to this report.