Couple found dead in Portsmouth, air tests positive for Carbon Monoxide

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Portsmouth officials say two people were found dead in an apartment building Thursday morning at 9:01 a.m. They suspect Carbon Monoxide, but the medical examiner has not determined an exact cause of death yet. 

Police, fire, and rescue personnel responded to the scene where a man and woman, both in their 60s, were found dead in the apartment.

Officials say a total of six families are now displaced, and may not be back home until Friday. The city of Portsmouth is working to find the individuals a place to stay. 

At least two other units were found to have elevated levels of carbon monoxide. The entire apartment building was evacuated because of the carbon monoxide build-up. 

The building is located in the 1700 block of South Street, owned by Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority.