Updated: Two found dead this morning in Berkeley apartment

Keith Burbank (BCN)
Saturday February 11, 2017 - 11:45:00 PM

UPDATED: ABC News has reported that the two people were found dead late Saturday morning, apparently from carbon monoxide poisoning, in a Berkeley apartment were lifelong Berkeley residents, Dora Bibbs, 89, and her companion Gary White, 56. 

Officers and firefighters were called at 11:30 a.m. to an apartment in the 1300 block of Haskell Street for a medical rescue.

Family members were outside the apartment when police and firefighters arrived and pointed out the location of the apartment, which was detached from a home.

The two people were pronounced dead in the apartment.

Police said no threat exists now to neighbors or the larger community. But police are investigating the deaths as suspicious.

Officers said they are looking into whether toxic substances or gases killed the two.

Late last month another couple living in Berkeley died in their apartment from carbon monoxide poisoning. As of Feb. 3, police were still trying to determine where the carbon monoxide came from.

The cause of death of the two people found today is still under investigation, police said.

UPDATE, Sunday, Feb. 12: According to Berkeley Police Lieutenant Rateaver, there were no external wounds on the victims, which seems to rule out gunshot or stabbing, so in that respect the case seems similar to the previous one. Toxicology investigation is underway, but is not expected to be completed for a day or two.