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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Ruled Out in Princess Anne Death

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The body of 44-year-old Margaret Linnel Kersey was found last month inside an apartment in the Brockett Square Apartments, pictured above. (Photo: WBOC) The body of 44-year-old Margaret Linnel Kersey was found last month inside an apartment in the Brockett Square Apartments, pictured above. (Photo: WBOC)

PRINCESS ANNE, Md.- A Princess Anne woman found dead in her apartment last month did not die of carbon monoxide poisoning as initially suspected, Maryland State Police announced Thursday.

Police said the autopsy report from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner shows that 44-year-old Margaret Kersey died of combined drug (cocaine/fentanyl) and alcohol intoxication. According to the report, Kersey's carbon monoxide levels were normal.

When state troopers found Kersey in her Brockett Square apartment on Feb. 18, they did not rule out carbon monoxide poisoning as the cause of death because police said the primary heat source was a kerosene heater.

Kersey's exact manner of death could not be determined from the autopsy, but it was clearly not carbon monoxide poisoning, according to police.

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