Police: 2 dead from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning

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HOLBROOK, N.Y. (AP) — Police say two men were found dead from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning at a Long Island auto shop.

It happened Thursday evening at the Super Auto Detail on Lincoln Avenue in Holbrook.

Suffolk County police say the victims were the shop owner and an employee.

Police say relatives of owner Porfiro Alvarez became concerned after being unable to contact him since Tuesday night.

Alvarez, who lived in Freeport, was found next to his car. Police say it had apparently been left running.

They say the van's ignition was on, the heat was set on high and it appears it had run out of gas.

The employee, Jose Rufino Gonzalez, of Bellport, was found on a mattress in the back of the van.

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