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Suicide Likely In Deaths Of Two 22-Year-Olds In Yonkers, Authorities Say

Yonkers Police found two 22-year-olds dead in a car on Tuesday from apparent smoke asphyxiation.
Yonkers Police found two 22-year-olds dead in a car on Tuesday from apparent smoke asphyxiation. Photo Credit: File

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YONKERS, N.Y. --A pair of 22-year-olds were were found dead in a car from apparent smoke inhalation in a parking lot at The Mall at Cross County on Tuesday in Yonkers, according to LoHud.com. 

Elijah and Shannon Woodson were found in the vehicle on Central Park Avenue around 11:45 p.m. Authorities reportedly found charcoal briquettes burning inside the car, LoHud.com reported. 

Elijah Woodson was identified as a former Marine, Shannon was his wife, LoHud.com said. 

Authorities are classifying the deaths as a double suicide, LoHud.com reported

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