2 teens found dead inside St.Pete garage

Posted at 11:18 AM, Dec 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-21 11:18:14-05

Two teens have been found dead inside a garage in St. Petersburg.

According to police, their deaths appear to be accidental.

Police said a 17-year-old male and 14-year-old female were sitting inside a Mitsubishi SUV parked inside a garage at the Country Club Villas on Corrine Court South.

The mother of the male victim found the two teens just after 8 a.m. Monday morning, according to police.

The teens were pronounced dead at the scene.

The mother said her son left to pick up his girlfriend at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, but did not know they had returned.   She told police she called his phone several times and reported them missing at 11:00 p.m.

Homicide detectives are currently at the home, but preliminary indications are that the two victims decided to sit in the SUV sometime last night, leaving the car running and at some point closed the garage door.

During that time they were overcome by the fumes and passed out.

Police said it does not appear to be a case of suicide.