Investigation continues into Chester deaths

March 31, 2008 5:27:14 PM PDT
The mystery continues in the wake of this weekend's discovery of four bodies in a Chester City apartment. Autopsies have apparently failed to provide authorities with the information they need to determine the cause of deaths.

Police once again scoured the Keystone Road second floor apartment Monday looking for clues as to what caused 4 mysterious deaths over the weekend. However they came up with nothing conclusive - no smoking gun was found.

3 adults and 1 toddler were found dead inside the apartment Saturday night. There were no signs of break-in. None of the bodies had signs of trauma or obvious wounds.

Police have ruled out carbon monoxide poisoning, though the medical examiner has not ruled out carbon monoxide as a possible cause. The problem is the medical examiner's autopsy results are inconclusive, and he must wait on toxicology tests before he issues an official ruling.

The names of the deceased have also been released. 23-year-old Lindsay Cassidy and her 3-year-old son Kolby moved into the apartment less than a month ago. Also found dead were 22-year-old Michelle Fynes of Aston and her 28-year-old boyfriend John Bryant.

The bodies were found in 4 separate rooms. Police are working on theory that this was a murder-suicide. They believe the mother and child were possibly suffocated. The other 2 possibly killed by some kind of drug overdose, but that is only a working theory now.

Police say nothing has been ruled out.


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