A British couple have been found dead from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning at their home in Majorca.
Police were alerted after a person looking after the country property went to check up on them because their worried son who lives in the UK was unable to reach them.
He found one of the bodies on a chair and the other in bed. The man was 62 and his partner 56.
The grim discovery was made around 4pm on Monday at the property near Selva at the foot of the Tramuntana mountains, regarded as one of the island’s most beautiful towns.
A British couple have been found dead from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning at their home in Majorca (property pictured)
Police were alerted after a person looking after the country home went to the property because their worried son who lives in the UK couldn’t contact them
A Civil Guard source said post mortems had yet to take place but investigators were probing the theory the deaths were potentially linked to the faulty combustion of a butane gas heater or chimney inside the house. Forensic specialists were still at the scene on Monday night.
The police force has yet to make any official comment and officers say the results of the autopsies will be key to determining what direction the ongoing probe takes.
The British pair, whose bodies are thought to have lain undiscovered for at least two days, have not yet been fully named.
The house where they lived is between Selva, which has a population of around 4,000 people and Manacor.
A Civil Guard source said post mortems had not taken place yet but investigators were considering the theory it was carbon Monoxide poisoning
Selva’s mayor Joan Rotger told regional TV station IB3 the most probable hypothesis being considered was that of poisoning linked to gas combustion.
He went to the scene on Monday as soon as he was told of the news.
There were no immediate reports of any signs of violence at the British couple’s house.
They are said to have bought the property where they were found dead around a year and a half ago.
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