Police rule out death by carbon monoxide

Police investigating the deaths of two elderly women who were found in a Kings Heath house yesterday (Monday 11 February) have ruled out carbon monoxide poisoning.

Police and fire crew officers forced entry to the terraced home in Balaclava Road, Birmingham, just before 7pm to find the mother and daughter, aged 95 and 64, inside the address. They were both pronounced dead at the scene.

The post mortems will be carried out tomorrow, however tests conducted by the fire service confirmed there was no carbon monoxide leak in the property.

The deaths are still being treated as unexplained.

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Two women found dead named

Police have named the two women, a mother and her daughter, who were found dead in a house in Kings Heath, Birmingham last month. A post mortem examination found that the 95-year-old mother was suffocated.