Authorities in Michigan are investigating after four people were found dead while attending the Faster Horses Music Festival.
The incident was reported over the weekend at the three-day country music festival.
Officials say they were alerted to one of the scenes after a victim’s friend became concerned after not hearing from his group of them in a while.
When authorities arrived at the scene, they found five unconscious men in their early 20s inside of a travel trailer.
Three of the men were pronounced dead at the scene while two of the men where taken to an area hospital critical condition.
“This tragic incident is being investigated as a suspected carbon monoxide exposure from a generator located very near the travel trailer,” a statement on the incident said.
While generators were allowed at the campgrounds near the concert, organizers advised campers on the risks of using a generator.
Campsites are very close together, so we request that all Festival campers be considerate of their camping neighbors when utilizing a generator,” the fact sheet says. “To avoid excessive amounts of carbon monoxide and noise, please “pipe up” internal generators. This will allow the exhaust to be released above the RV and not into your neighbors’ camping area.”
A woman in her 30’s was also found dead at the festival. The victim was identified as Melissa Donna Havens. Authorities say Havens body was located early Saturday. Detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man Havens was seen with less than 24-hours before her body was found.
Authorities also plan to conduct an autopsy and toxicology test on her body.
UPDATE: The deceased female has been identified as Melissa Donna Havens. The investigation continues into the cause of death of Havens. An autopsy will be performed along with toxicology test. Detectives need assistance with information or tips helping them pic.twitter.com/22OUFHgKwf
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