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3 found dead in Muncie home with high carbon monoxide

MUNCIE, Ind. (WISH) — A 24-year-old man and two young children were found dead in a Muncie home Sunday afternoon, the Delaware County Coroner’s Office told News 8 Monday.

The coroner has not given the names of the three people as of 2:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Officials say, around 4:06 p.m. Sunday, Muncie Police and Fire departments went to the 1700 block of East Yale Street in Muncie, after being informed that a man and two children were believed to be dead inside the home.

When investigators arrived, they located the bodies of the man and the children, a 3-year-old boy and a 1-year-old girl.

Another person who was in the home, a 23-year-old woman, was taken to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie for treatment. She was last said to be in stable condition.

Delaware County Coroner Gavin Greene also told News 8 that investigators had high readings of carbon monoxide in the home while on the scene.

The coroner says an autopsy was done on the three people Monday morning. On Monday afternoon, the coroner was waiting for the results of the toxicology and pathology reports.

Investigators with the Muncie police and Delaware County Coroner’s Office were still working on determining the circumstances behind the three deaths as of Tuesday afternoon.

News 8 reached out to the Delaware County Coroner’s Office for the ID of the man and two young children who died but did not receive a response.