2 dead from possible carbon monoxide poisoning in Paulsboro, New Jersey

The men were found in a garage at the Campbell Towing and Auto Service operation.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2022
2 dead from possible carbon monoxide poisoning in Paulsboro
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Two men were found dead at a home in Paulsboro, New Jersey on Tuesday morning, and it appears carbon monoxide poisoning could be the cause.

PAULSBORO, New Jersey (WPVI) -- Two men were found dead in a Paulsboro, New Jersey garage on Tuesday morning, and investigators say carbon monoxide poisoning could be the cause.

The victims, identified by the family as Allen Nichols and Lloyd Campbell, were found inside a detached garage on the unit block of East Monroe Street.

"Someone came to the residence this morning to see my uncle about some work," said Andre Campbell, a relative of the victims. "And they knocked on the door and walked in and discovered the tragedy and notified the family."

"Normal people just working trying to get ready for the next day, a freak accident. It's just an eye-opener, just be more cautious," said Tyrone Campbell.

The men were found in the back garage, part of the Campbell Towing and Auto Service operation.

The entire Campbell family is well known in Paulsboro for their work.

"My great-grandfather, to my grandfather, passed it down to my uncles," Andre Campbell said. "My stepfather, he was already a great mechanic and he married into our family. Just added to the legacy of hard-working blue-collar people."

The family is now gathered around each other working through their sudden loss.

"We're a tight-knit family, a tight-knit community, and we're all going to be there to help each other out through this hard time," Andre said.

The Gloucester County Prosecutor is the lead investigator at this time but has confirmed this is not criminal in nature. Investigators are working with the understanding that carbon monoxide was the culprit.