Two dead, 4 hospitalized after suspected carbon monoxide leak - CBS46 News

Two dead, 4 hospitalized after suspected carbon monoxide leak

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Sedrick Baliem, Sr. and Sedrick "Tre" Baliem, III Sedrick Baliem, Sr. and Sedrick "Tre" Baliem, III

An East Point father and one of his children were found dead Wednesday after emergency crews were called a home where there was possibly a carbon monoxide leak.

A woman related to the family called 911 after finding Sedrick Baliem, Sr., 40, and three of his children inside the home on Graywall Street while doing a welfare check.

Investigators said Baliem, Sr. and his 11-year-old son, Sedrick "Tre" Baliem, III, died from carbon monoxide poisoning.

His 13-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter were semi-conscious and taken to the hospital for treatment.

Police said Baliem, Sr. was likely trying to keep his family warm by running a generator inside the basement of the home.

Investigators said the CO inside the home was so concentrated that the woman who found the family and her baby were also overcome and had to be taken to the hospital.

Moris Horton told CBS Atlanta News that he's known the father for years.

"He was a good man. He did everything he could do for his kids. I love him for that," said Horton.

Lt. Cliff Chandler with the East Point Police Department described the scene as sad to witness.

"When we have family that's overcome by something like this, and it's a family member that finds them, it's just a really, really sad scene. It's really sad," said Chandler.

The family was found just after 3 p.m.

It's unclear how long they had been taking in the CO.

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