Victim of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning identified
Berrien Springs Oronoko Township Police released the identity of the woman who is suspected to have died from carbon monoxide poisoning over the weekend.
Police were called to 4990 Appian Way Sunday around 5:30 p.m. for a death investigation.
The victim’s son told police he and his wife went to 4990 Appian Way to check on 78-year-old Anna Bacchiocci and found her deceased.
Police said Bacchiocci’s dog was also deceased.
Police evacuated the home and called in the Berrien Springs/Oronoko Township Fire Department and Berrien County Sheriff’s Office Hazardous Materials Team to perform air quality readings inside the residence.
They found high levels of carbon monoxide.
Bacchiocci’s son and daughter-in-law, two BSOTPD officers and 2 BSOTFD firefighters were treated for exposure to carbon monoxide.
Four of those exposed to carbon monoxide were also decontaminated because air quality readings showed possible exposure to other chemicals.
Police are investigating the possibility Bacchiocci’s car was left running in the attached garage.