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Tragedy as devoted pensioner couple are found dead in their bed from 'carbon monoxide poisoning'

  • Pensioner couple found dead at their terraced home in Rhondda, Wales
  • Bodies of Mary and Anthony Jenkins, both 77, discovered by police officer
  • Neighbours raised alarm and believe carbon monoxide may be responsible
  • South Wales Police said their deaths were being treated as 'unexplained' 

By Emma Glanfield for MailOnline

Published: 09:17 EST, 14 October 2015 | Updated: 09:18 EST, 14 October 2015

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A devoted couple have been found dead together at their home following a suspected carbon monoxide poisoning.

The bodies of grandparents Mary and Anthony Jenkins, both 77, were discovered by police after neighbours in the close-knit village of Treorchy, Rhondda, in South Wales, raised the alarm.

Police are now investigating whether the pair died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning, with neighbours claiming the odourless gas may have leaked from their heating system.

The bodies of grandparents Mary and Anthony Jenkins (pictured), both 77, were discovered by police at their home in Treorchy, Rhondda, South Wales. It is believed they may have died from carbon monoxide poisoning

The bodies of grandparents Mary and Anthony Jenkins (pictured), both 77, were discovered by police at their home in Treorchy, Rhondda, South Wales. It is believed they may have died from carbon monoxide poisoning

Neighbour Bryant Keddie, 49, said the community had been left shocked by their deaths, after their bodies were found at about 11am yesterday.

He said: 'It's a real shame and so sad.

'Their house is a real family home and I know they often have their grandchild to stay so it was lucky they were alone in the house on this occasion.

'Everyone here is so shocked, they were well liked. 

'Mary was often out and about but her husband was quieter. The first I knew about it was seeing that there were police outside.'

Another neighbour, who did not wish to be named, said she believed the couple may have been killed as a result of carbon monoxide leaking from their heating system.

Police are investigating whether the couple died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning, with neighbours claiming the gas may have leaked from the heating system at their house in Treorchy, Rhondda (centre)

Police are investigating whether the couple died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning, with neighbours claiming the gas may have leaked from the heating system at their house in Treorchy, Rhondda (centre)

She said: 'I'm gutted for their family - it wasn't their time. People are saying it was the gas that killed them.

'It's the time of year when people are starting to put their heating on. Maybe it was that. So sad.'

Police remained at the scene of the terraced house today, where all of the windows of the property were open.

South Wales Police said their deaths are being treated as 'unexplained' at this time.

DCI Mark Lewis, of the force, added: 'The cause of their deaths has not yet been established and we are investigating the circumstances at present.' 

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