A spokesperson for the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Department said a propane furnace in the basement of the two-story home was leaking exhaust. The unit had recently been moved and there was a quarter-inch gap where the exhaust pipe connected to the furnace.
Although officials did not release the names, a former teacher identified the victims as Christine Harm Anzures, 31, and her daughters Cecilia, 10, Alexandria, 8, and Olivia, 6. Christine Anzure’s 37-year-old boyfriend also died.
Publication date: 03/11/2002