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CO Poisoning To Blame For Couple’s Death

HAMPSTEAD, Md. (WJZ) — There’s heartbreak in Hampstead where two people were found dead in their home. 

Andrea Fujii explains a silent killer may be to blame.

Firefighters say carbon monoxide levels inside the house were more than 80 times what’s considered safe.

The Keyser family home sits just off of Lang Road in Hampstead, home to longtime residents Lewis Keyser, 81, and his wife, Betty, 84.  Police say Saturday night a relative who came to check on the couple opened their door,  observed a haze and called 911.  Responding firefighters found the victims already dead in the basement.  Carbon monoxide readings inside detected deadly levels.

“The fire trucks and the ambulance came.  We didn’t know exactly what was going on and we didn’t through the night until this morning when we found out the very sad news,” said neighbors Darwin and Patty Sater.

Heartbroken neighbors say the Keysers were friendly and always concerned about others.  For years, they were known to take frequent walks around their neighborhood until their age no longer allowed it.

“They’d always stop and check on everyone, what’s going on in everyone’s lives.  Such caring people,” Sater said.

Firefighters say it appears an oil-burning furnace may be to blame.

Police say there’s no sign of foul play.  Both victims have been taken to the medical examiner’s office for autopsies.

The case is still under investigation by police in the Westminster barracks.

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  1. Doug says:

    Shame,
    but at least they died together

  2. DAWN says:

    SUCH A SAD THING TO HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE BUT I’M GALD THEY DIE TOGETHER NOW THEY ARE NOT ALONE

  3. Bullfrog says:

    May they both rest in peace with the angels above in heaven. God would not separate two people who were together in life and in death. My heartfelt prayers to any and all family and friends.

  4. Angie Bell says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Keyser family. So sorry for your losses.

    1. Kristy Call says:

      Yes, Lew (iii), we missed seeing you all this weekend, but had no idea this had happened. Sounds like your grandparents were greatly admired and loved. Take care of your parents and self, “look up for Faith”. We’ll be praying for you all.

  5. princess says:

    sorry for the sad news, may their soul rest in perfect peace! amen

  6. princess says:

    hum! may their soul rest in perfect peace! amen

  7. R.S. Pillai says:

    GOD takes away people who love and take care of each other and others. They are now together in a better place, peacefully and with GOD. My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to their family and friends.

    1. zeus says:

      Actually, this time it was just CO, not GOD.

  8. Kimberly Blackwell says:

    YES ZEUS GOD PUT EACH N EVERY ONE OF US ON THIS EARTH AND GOD TAKES US AWAY HIM AND ONLY HIM YEAH NOW THEYRE ARE DIFFERENT WAYS TO GO BUT IT IS GOD THATS TAKING AND THEY R IN A MUCH BETTER PLACE NOW IN HEAVEN W/THE ANGELS ILL BPRAY FOR YA’LL!!!

  9. Cari Spichek says:

    Lew, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers…

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