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.