DA seeks grand jury in carbon monoxide case

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) - The Pitkin County District Attorney wants a grand jury to investigate the carbon monoxide-poisoning deaths of a family vacationing at a home near Aspen.
Martin Beeson says he filed a motion seeking the investigation Wednesday in district court. If it's approved, a grand jury will determine what, if any, crimes were committed in the Lofgren
family's deaths.
Parker Lofgren, his wife, Caroline, and their two children, 10-year-old Owen and 8-year-old Sophie, were found dead in a home outside Aspen the day after Thanksgiving. The family had won a weekend at the vacation home in a fundraiser.
Investigators say a disconnected exhaust pipe in a utility closet was leaking carbon monoxide. Officials won't say if the home had a detector.
Gov. Bill Ritter signed a bill last week requiring carbon monoxide detectors in all homes and apartment buildings offered for sale after July 1.
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