Carbon monoxide suspected in Selden death

(AP) - Police on eastern Long Island areinvestigating whether carbon monoxide fumes from a generator mayhave led to the death of a Selden man.

Homicide detectives say the 61-year-old man was found deadinside his home on Thursday afternoon. A contractor doing repairsfrom a weekend fire found the man dead inside a bedroom.

Detective Sgt. William Lamb says an outside generator was beingused to provide electricity to the home, and may have been placedtoo close to a laundry vent that allowed fumes to seep inside.

He said officials found carbon monoxide levels were nearly 100times greater than what is normally considered safe. But he said anautopsy would determine the cause of death.

Police say the victim, identified as Thomas Melideo, livedalone.

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