Carbon Monoxide Kills Eight, Including Seven Children, in Maryland Family

(NBC News) A man and seven children ages 6 to 16, all of them related, were found dead in a home Monday in the southern Maryland town of Princess Anne, but no foul play was suspected, authorities told NBC News.

The Daily Times of Salisbury quoted police as saying the deaths were caused by carbon monoxide poisoning.

Princess Anne police said they found the bodies inside the house, which was locked and undisturbed, when they responded to a report about a co-worker who was missing.

No other details were immediately available. The victims’ identities were being withheld until relatives could be notified, Princess Anne police said.