Married couple found dead in bed following 'carbon monoxide leak'

Married couple found dead in bed following 'carbon monoxide leak'

May 18, 2021

Married couple are found dead in bed following ‘carbon monoxide leak’ at home: Grandmother breaks down door to find lifeless pair after mother failed to pick up son, nine, from school

  • Michael and Maria Greenaway, in their 30s, died in their house in Cirencester 
  • They were discovered by Ms Greenaway’s mother, who broke down the door
  • Inquest hearing was told the formal cause of death has not been established

A married couple were found dead in bed at their Cotswolds home last week following a suspected carbon monoxide poisoning.

Michael and Maria Greenaway, both in their 30s, died in their house in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, and were found last Monday, May 10.

Ms Greenaway’s nine-year-old son had been staying with his grandmother – Ms Greenaway’s mother – the night before, according to a friend of the family.    

Michael and Maria Greenaway, both in their 30s, died in their house Cirencester, Gloucestershire, and were found last Monday, May 10

Maria Greenaway, who died at home following a suspected carbon monoxide poisoning

Michael Greenaway was described in a family statement at an inquest yesterday as a ‘happy go lucky’ brother and son, who will be missed by many

The scene at Fosse Close in Cirencester, where police have been investigating

The grandmother realised something was wrong when the boy’s school called to say that Ms Greenaway had not picked him up on Monday afternoon.

She was forced to break down the front door, finding the couple lifeless in bed. 

Family have been told that initial findings suggest they died from carbon monoxide poisoning, a friend of the grandmother wrote online.

Inquests were opened and adjourned yesterday at Gloucestershire Coroner’s Court. However, the hearing was told the formal cause of death has not been established.  


Michael and Maria Greenaway, both in their 30s, died in their house Cirencester, Gloucestershire, and were found last Monday, May 10

Tributes were posted on social media, with one of Ms Greenaway’s friends writing: ‘Fly high angel won’t forget you. Still can’t believe you gone, won’t forget you’

In a family statement, Mr Greenaway was described in a family statement as a ‘happy go lucky’ brother and son, who will be missed by many.

It said: ‘We as a family are heartbroken at our loss.

‘Michael has left behind his parents, mum Karen Dad Martin, sisters Manph and Emma, and much loved daughter, Millie.

‘Michael was a fun loving and happy go lucky boy.

‘He usually had a smile on his face. Michael was our little diamond and his early departure will leave a massive hole in our hearts for ever.’

Tributes were posted on social media, with one of Ms Greenaway’s friends writing:  ‘Fly high angel won’t forget you. Still can’t believe you gone, won’t forget you.’

A Gloucestershire Police spokesman said: ‘The deaths are still being treated as unexplained and enquiries to establish the cause of death are ongoing.’

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