CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. – Chesterfield County Police said the death of a couple inside their Paigewood Road home appeared to be accidental.
Police identified the married couple as Opal H. Foltz, 79, and her husband, Merlin D. Foltz, 80.
Around 7:22 p.m. Tuesday, police responded to the home in the 13000 block of Paigewood Road for a welfare check. Upon arrival, officers discovered a vehicle running in a garage attached to the house.
Chesterfield Police said officers forced entry to the residence and a strong vehicle exhaust odor was present.
“Fire personnel detected high levels of carbon monoxide throughout the residence,” police said in a press release.
Chesterfield County Fire & EMS located the couple deceased upstairs.
An official cause of death will be confirmed by the Examiner's office but a preliminary investigation does not indicate any foul play and their deaths appear to be accidental.