Police: No foul play suspected after two women found dead at O'Fallon, Mo., senior complex

Police: No foul play suspected after two women found dead at O'Fallon, Mo., senior complex

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O'FALLON, Mo. — Autopsies were scheduled for Wednesday on two women found dead in the same room of a senior living facility in O'Fallon.

Police said their deaths are not suspicious, and no foul play is suspected. The bodies were found Tuesday at the Grace Gardens senior complex at 116 West Pitman Street.

"As of right now, there is zero indication of any kind of criminal activity, or suspicious activity," O'Fallon Police Officer Tony Michalka said Wednesday.

Michalka said the women were 68 and 52 years old. He did not release the women's names and said he didn't know if they were related.

At first, officials suspected a carbon monoxide leak, so firefighters tested the air, Michalka said. They didn't detect carbon monoxide but something else, and it turned out to be a false positive, Michalka said.

Police are handling the case as a general death investigation, and await word from the medical examiner about the manner and cause of death.  Autopsies are scheduled for Wednesday, he said. Results from routine toxicology tests could take several weeks.

Emergency personnel initially responded to a hazardous materials call at the facility but authorities later clarified that there was no evidence of a hazardous situation.

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