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Carbon Monoxide poisoning may be to blame for Flint deaths

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(12/25/12) - A Christmas tragedy left a Flint woman, her husband and her 11-year-old son dead.

43-year-old LeTroy Edwards and 37-year-old Selena Carranza, who relatives said were married, were found dead in their home in the 600 block of East Foss Avenue. That's on the north side of Flint.

11-year-old Jayson Cobbin was taken to the hospital, where he later died.

Investigators say Carbon Monoxide poisoning might be to blame for the deaths.

"We going to miss them so much," said Caroline Broach. Broach describes her friends as a second family. "They were beautiful people."

Broach says her sister, who was visiting the family for Christmas, discovered the tragedy.

"She went to call her nephew. She said she went there, he wasn't responding.  She went to her sister's room and they had stuff coming out they mouth and they just wasn't responding," she stated.

As word spread, friends and relatives embraced each other outside the home. Broach was preparing to spend the holidays with the family.

"They was good people. They didn't bother nobody, didn't harm nobody. They went to work. They took care of their children. Came home, they was going to have Christmas. We was supposed to [have] New Year's. Oh God. Now we can't even do New Year's now," she said.

Those who knew the three are now relying on each other to get through this.

"Just put your arms around them and the whole family. We need all the prayers," Broach said.

Police won't release a cause of death until a report comes back from the medical examiner.

Four other people were in another part of the home. They survived.

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