Smoldering mattress a factor in Summerdale man's death
SUMMERDALE (AP) — A smoldering mattress apparently contributed to the death of a Summerdale auto mechanic at his home.
Police said 32-year-old Casey Dutton appeared to have died from carbon monoxide poisoning associated with the burning mattress.
Summerdale Police Chief D.R. Riebeling said Dutton's body was found on a living room sofa Tuesday morning by a co-worker who went to the victim's home on Alabama 59 looking for him after he didn't show up for work.
The mattress burned in a bedroom with a closed door, but the smoke from the fire had circulated throughout the house, sapping the room of oxygen, the chief said.
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