A dad and his seven kids were found dead inside their Maryland home. Now police are investigating whether carbon monoxide was the cause. Princess Anne Police Chief, Scott Keller says no foul play is expected in the deaths of one adult male and seven children.
Tears shed and hugs shared on Antioch Avenue in Princess Anne on Monday.
A father and his seven children, ages 6 to 16, were found dead inside of his home. Chief Keller says his officers were alerted to check on the family after the father’s supervisor filed a police report, saying he had not come to work for several days. That supervisor is Stephanie Wells who visited the house on Monday looking for her employee and her friend because she hadn’t heard from him since March 28th. “Figuring the Easter holiday, thought maybe he was gone with his kids out of town to his parents’ house or somewhere. But when I didn’t, I just felt that something was wrong. That he didn’t report to work and he – nobody could contact him. Because he’s not that type of person.”
The father and his children were members of Crossroads International Fellowship where Reverend Donna Bowers is their pastor. “They’re going to be so missed and it’s still a time that we don’t really believe that it happened, you know. It’s just beyond our scope of imagination right now.”
Chief Keller says there was no electricity running to the house but there was a generator running. That leaves carbon monoxide poisoning as a possible cause of death.
Chief Keller also says based on the condition of the bodies, they were likely there for several days before being found on Monday.
Chief Keller says the official cause of death is yet to be determined and the medical examiners office will work to determine that cause.