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Family found deceased in Parks, AZ
The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in Parks, Arizona, for a welfare check and discovered four deceased subjects inside the home.
On January 1, 2018, at 12:26 p.m. the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office received a phone call from a friend of a family who was staying at a residence in Parks, Ariz. The caller said family members had been trying to contact them for a few days with no success and had become concerned. The Reporting Party requested a welfare check on the family.
At 1:17 p.m., a Coconino County Sheriff’s Deputy from the Williams Substation arrived at the residence in Parks. The deputy located a vehicle matching the description given by the caller in the driveway of the cabin reported to belong to the family. After approaching the cabin, the deputy reported a strong odor of gas coming from the home. Additional units were requested, and Ponderosa Fire Department was notified and asked to respond.
At 1:43 p.m., Ponderosa Fire units arrived on scene. Fire personnel put on protective breathing equipment to enter the residence. They located four deceased individuals inside the residence. They are identified as 32-year-old Anthony Capitano, 32-year-old Meaghan Capitano, four-year-old Lincoln Capitano, and three-year-old Kingsley Capitano, of El Mirage, Ariz.
At this time, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident as possible carbon monoxide poisoning. The Medical Examiner’s Office will be conducting a further investigation.