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Gas leaks reported on same street where married couple found dead


Investigators responded to two reports of gas leaks in the same area where a young married couple was found dead in their home just hours later.

The bodies of the young couple, 22-years-old and 20-years-old, were found Friday morning at a home along the 5700-block of Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road.

An investigation began after a man found the bodies of his step daughter and son-in-law dead in their bed around 9:36 a.m. Friday.

Lt. Steve Huber of Charlotte Mecklenburg Police said "we're still in the preliminary stages of the investigation so we do not have a cause of death but we can tell you at this time that is not suspected that it is any foul play at this time."

WBTV's Coleen Harry found out that the Cook's Volunteer Fire Department was called out to the same area of Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road, near this home, on Thursday night. Investigators didn't find any leaks when they responded.

Crews were called back Friday morning and found the leak at a renovated house about a half-mile away from the couple's home.  They say a gas line had ruptured and Piedmont Natural Gas was called to the scene.

The chief of the Cook's Fire Department says investigators initially checked the house with a four-gas meter to determine if there was carbon monoxide or other toxins in the home. Those tests came back clear.

Fire officials don't believe the gas leak has anything to do with the two deaths.

Many of the neighbors know the female victim's grandfather.

They say they would like to know what happened - for peace of mind.

Vernon McCord said "this is a first I've known since I've been living here for about 50 years something of this magnitude but it does touch you because you know the people."

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