SAPD: Father, 2 young girls die in Southwest Side home with high levels of carbon monoxide

Generator found in home not working, was turned on

SAN ANTONIO – A father in his mid-50s and two young girls were found dead in their home on the Southwest Side on Monday evening, San Antonio police said.

Officers said they received a call around 5:20 p.m. for a welfare check in the 100 block of Evandale Street from a family friend who owns the home.

The homeowner said she went to check on the family and had spoken with them Sunday afternoon. When she entered the home, she found the two young girls, who were between 9 and 11 years old, unresponsive in a bedroom.

The woman said she immediately left and called police.

When officers arrived, they found the girls’ father in another room, unresponsive.

All three were pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said it appeared the two girls, who were in a back bedroom together, had died in their sleep.

Fire officials determined there were high levels of carbon monoxide in the home.

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