Mississippi couple found dead lying next to one another, carbon monoxide poisoning suspected

Published 12:33 pm Monday, December 24, 2018

NATCHEZ — A Mississippi couple has been found dead in a home from what officials think was carbon monoxide poisoning.

Adams County Coroner James Lee told the Natchez Democrat that 61-year-old Tippie Proby Jr. and 65-year-old Alice Marie Thomas were found around 10 p.m. Sunday.

Lee said the couple was lying next to each other fully clothed in a small portable building in Natchez that had no electricity. The coroner said they had a small propane generator in the center of the house that was apparently used to run small appliances.

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The Adams County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

Lee said autopsies are planned to confirm the cause of death.