Frankford couple dies of carbon monoxide poisoning

Posted: Dec. 27, 2013 2:16 pm Updated: Jan. 17, 2014 3:15 pm

FRANKFORD, Mo. -- A couple was found dead in a small trailer in rural Pike County Thursday morning.

According to Pike County Coroner Jim Turner, Howard Stout, 49, and Theresa Stout, 48, were found by a family member around 10 a.m. at a small trailer off Pike County Road 15, west of Frankford. Turner said the couple died of carbon monoxide poisoning.

"They were using too big of a space heater for the space they were in," Turner said. "They were overtaken by propane gas."

Turner said he did not suspect foul play.

The Pike County Sheriff's Department assisted.

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