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.