January 22, 2004 - Posted at 2:41 p.m. CDT, updated at 3:39 p.m. CDT
JONESBORO, AR - Although the investigation is continuing, carbon monoxide poisioning is being blamed on the death of a south Jonesboro woman who died Thursday morning in her home.
At approximately 10:30 a.m., Jonesboro police and firefighters were dispatched to a residence at 2303 Englewood Cove, off south Caraway Road. Inside, they found the body of 28-year-old Conlisha Wright. "The fire department did some readings when they checked for carbon monoxide poisioning and the readings were very high. So, we very much believe that her death is going to be a result of carbon monoxide poisioning," said Detective Lynn Waterworth of the JPD. Waterworth said authorities beleive that toxins in the home rose to fatal levels when a return airduct was blocked by a box containing an artificial Christmas tree.