Father And Son Die Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In Queens

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Two men were found dead from carbon monoxide poisoning.

Investigators know the levels were high enough to kill 29-year-old Aaron Chen and his 66-year-old father Kuo-Kung at their first floor apartment on 101st Avenue in Ozone Park, but they have not yet pinpointed the the source.

“The son always walked his dog. It’s very sad because it could be any one of us,” said neighbor Annette Ming.

Neighbors told CBS 2’s Dave Carlin that the daughter of the homeowner arrived at the house in a panic because she had been unable to reach her loved ones by phone.

Paramedics and firefighters arrived, both with portable carbon monoxide detectors that immediately registered high levels.

Investigators think the men had been dead for many hours. A third man who lives upstairs was hospitalized with poisoning symptoms and is expected to make a full recovery.

Investigators say the apartment’s heat is electric and all fuel burning devices checked out fine.

Neighbors became aware of the tragedy as firefighters and other investigators went door to door, checking carbon monoxide levels on the block.

“The Fire Department came to all cause it’s a strip. They said everything is okay,” Ming said.

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  • Leo lee

    I lost my best friend ,my heart was broken ,I did not believe it was true.

  • David

    Jackie was a great friend to me as well as fishing partner. This is a devastating loss… All hearts are broken wth yours Marien… GOd bless them in their short journey to heaven. I learned a lot from Jackie, I’m so sorry that he and his son, are gone….

    David McL

  • Mike and Sherry S.

    Our hearts go out to you Marian and to your daughter. I wish I could be there to give you a hug. I know we only met your Dad and Brother the one time we went fishing out on that pier but I could see then they were both nice people. I can give you no words of comfort because the pain right now is too great. I pray for time to pass quickly for you for awhile for that is the only healer in times such as this. May God grant them both a safe journey on this new road they will travel. Both Mike and I want you to know you have our very deepest sympathy.

  • Donald

    rest in peace aaron and jack. 2 of my best clients gone way before there time.
    what a tragedy.

  • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    What about the dog ….

    • David

      Mocha survived

  • Nick R.

    Aaron RIP from shoxone Honolulu,Hawaii

  • Thomas Chapman

    Rest In peace Brother,You will be missed :(.

  • Scott Bigg

    RIP Aaron from your friend up North…

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