UPDATE: Man killed by carbon monoxide poisoning in Litchfield house identified
Authorities have identified a man who died of carbon monoxide poisoning in Litchfield on Wednesday.
On Thursday afternoon, Deputy Fire Marshal Keith Rodenhiser, along with Litchfield Fire Chief Frank Fraitzl and Police Capt. Benjamin Sargent, held a press conference in Concord to speak on the investigation and further information about the victims.
Rodenhiser revealed the victim to be Jamie Badeau, 40, of Litchfield, and said an autopsy revealed the cause of his death to be accidental carbon monoxide poisoning. Rodenhiser told reporters the woman was 40 and from the Manchester area; however, since she is in a hospital receiving treatment, he would not reveal her identity at this time.
Litchfield police and fire departments arrived at 22 Moose Hollow Road around 6 p.m. Wednesday evening to perform a welfare check on two people inside the home. At the scene, personnel found a man who had died and an unconscious female. Monitors on equipment determined high levels of carbon monoxide inside of the residence.
Fraitzl said the carbon monoxide levels were "extremely high" and the source was still under investigation. He reminded residents of the importance of carbon monoxide alarms on each floor of a residence and outside every bedroom.