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 - were locked. The Vickroys pet canary was also...
were locked. The Vickroys pet canary was also found dead in its cage. The coroner theorized the couple had been dead 36 to 40 hours before found. When patrolmen entered the home they said they did not notice any fumes or see any signs of violence. Coroner Kersell said that he and Fire Chief Walter 0. Myers, who viewed the house over the weekend, believed that a gas floor furnace was responsible for the deaths. "When we entered the house after getting the autopsies, we found the house rank with fumes," said the coroner. The coroner said that the furnace's galvanized pipe leading leading to the outside of the home was situated in such a position that when certain climatic conditions conditions apparenly occurred, it caused a down draft, causing fumes to back into the home. "When the police entered the house, probably several hours after the Vickroys died, conditions conditions probably allowed the chimney to correct itself, thus relieving the house of the deadly deadly fumes," Dr. Kersell said. placed of of the announced

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  1. Lancaster Eagle-Gazette,
  2. 09 Dec 1957, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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