The Crestone Eagle, February 2005:

Crestone woman dies from carbon monoxide poisoning

Local resident, Marita Ming, 51, was found dead in her home in the Baca on January 2, 2005. Her body was discovered by friends concerned about her. Marita was last seen around Crestone on December 26. She spoke with her family on Sunday, December 26. It is thought she passed away on Monday morning December 27. Autopsy results show carbon monoxide poisoning as the cause of death. The case is currently under investigation by the Saguache County Sheriff's office and the State Plumbing Inspector, in order to ascertain exactly what caused the poisoning.

Please see related article on carbon monoxide symptoms and causes on page 22 of The Crestone Eagle.