Suspected carbon monoxide poisoning leaves 1 dead, 1 hospitalized in Detroit

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

One person died and another person was hospitalized Monday after suspected carbon monoxide poisoning on the city's east side.

Officers were called to a home in the 2600 block of East Palmer at about 5:45 p.m. to perform a welfare check. A 75-year-old man told investigators he last had contact with one of the residents at about 11 p.m. the previous night.

Inside, officers found a 47-year-old man dead on the floor and a 45-year-old woman awake but unresponsive, police said in a statement.

She was hospitalized in stable condition, according to the release.

Fire officials and a hazardous materials team also were called to the scene to investigate. 

Authorities did not release details on the source of carbon monoxide.