Two dead at Carbondale, possible victims of carbon monoxide poisoning

CARBONDALE, Kan. – The Osage County Sheriff’s Office has identified a man and woman found dead in a home Friday in Carbondale, Kan., as Gregory K. Bayless, 54, and Troy Adkins, 51, both of Topeka, Kan.

At 2:50 p.m. July 29, 2016, the sheriff’s office received a 911 call of a possible deceased person at 636 W. North St., Carbondale. When law enforcement personnel arrived they found Bayless and Adkins dead in the residence.

The sheriff’s office reported that no foul play is suspected, and the deaths are thought to be accidental. Adkins and Bayless were using gas powered generators in the house while working, as the house had no electric service. It appears they died from carbon monoxide poisoning, a sheriff’s office press release said, though the cause of death remains unknown until autopsies are completed.

The Carbondale Police Department, Osage County Sheriff’s Office, Kansas Highway Patrol and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation investigated.

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