Investigators find no alarms in house of CO poisoning victim

Rockland fire officials say they didn't see any carbon monoxide alarms or hear any carbon monoxide alarms going off in the house where a Chestnut Ridge man was found dead yesterday.

They say if there were alarms in the house, and if they were working properly, it would have been likely that Norman Durham would have woken up.

Police say the fumes came from a generator Durham had running inside his garage after he lost power in Saturday's storm.

His co-workers made the gruesome discovery after he didn't show up to work and went to check up on him. Friends describe Durham as a devoted father of two who loved to put a smile on people's faces and they say his great passion was music.

They say Durham was a member of an 80s funk band called Kleeer, whose songs have been sampled by many artists, including rappers Snoop Dogg and Tupac.

To hear reaction to the death of Norman Dunham, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.Hudson Valley man believed to be dead of CO poisoning

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