The Tyler Police Department is investigating two suspicious deaths at a residence on Albertson Avenue.
Police were called to 1206 North Albertson Avenue at 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon in response to two deceased bodies. The bodies of Cynthia Pettigrew and Johnathan Lydia were discovered by a family member who had not heard from the victims for a few days.
Tyler Police Officers, Detectives, and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene. While processing the scene, it was discovered that the residents had been operating a gasoline powered generator inside of the home. It is believed that the two occupants succumbed to carbon-monoxide poisoning caused by the generator.
Autopsies will be completed to help determine the cause of their death.
The Tyler Police Department would like to remind everyone about the dangers of Carbon Monoxide. Carbon Monoxide gas is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas. It is also poisonous and can lead to death. Devices that emit Carbon Monoxide should not be used in homes. It is also recommended that all homes have Carbon Monoxide detectors installed.