5 teens found dead in Florida motel
December 27th, 2010
11:09 PM ET

5 teens found dead in Florida motel

Authorities are investigating the deaths of five teenagers, apparently of carbon monoxide poisoning, after they were found Monday afternoon in a motel in Hialeah, Florida, police said.

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  1. Critical thinker

    Mr. Gardener,
    As a journalist why don't you do a little more critical evaluation of the statements rather than just reporting what has been said. A little effort on your part would possibly help others avoid a similar fate. Aa has already been stated by some posters carbon monoxide is odorless which is why it is so dangerous. If there was a car running nearby and the exhaust was accidentally or intentionally drawn into the room then there would have been an exhaust smell. Depending on the age of the car and the presence or absence of a catylitic converter the exhaust may not have had sufficient CO in it to cause any adverse health effects. By not actually investigating and simply repeating what was stated you have done a dis-service to the public and your profession. Please try harder next time.

    December 28, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
    • donna

      Jokes like this aren't even funny.

      December 28, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • ha

      Nota joke Donna its true. Bad reporting and a worse (and smaller) rewrite.

      December 28, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. daniel


    December 28, 2010 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  3. bambam

    5 teens dead the end figure the rest out urself retards

    December 28, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  4. Big Joe

    Death has to be random. Which of us bloggers will die first and how? Go to bestgore.com

    December 28, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  5. Big Joe

    @Steve Harnack: I recognize your fear within you speaking. We're all scared, Steve.

    December 28, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  6. bailoutsos

    Car running? Trying to get high on the fumes?

    December 28, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
    • donna

      This is the kind of motel that people live in, by the week. That engine running could have been for any number of reasons. Clearing out the soot and residue lodged in the carburetor in order to get an old car ready to pass inspection would be a good reason.

      December 28, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  7. KB

    The room was upstairs and the car downstairs ? CO is heavier than air people...

    December 28, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • donna

      Carbon Dioxide (CO2)= 44 mw

      Oxygen (O2)= 32

      Nitrogen (N2) = 28.014 mw

      Carbon Monoxide (CO) = CO = 28.01 mw.

      December 28, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  8. wilco

    wow cannot give us the name of the hotel? Great reporting.

    December 28, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  9. portocalalala


    December 28, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  10. thanks

    Though the story is heart breaking, the comments that followed are extremely hilarious. I can't wait for the reply from someone stating I'm a racist biggot who can't spell and lack proper grammar, and that I'm some heartless fool. Or that maybe I work for cnn and I'm behind this conspiracy since the story lacks detail. Please, make me laugh more. I'm loving all of you.

    December 28, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  11. terri kidd

    The death of the five male teens is truly a neglect. Hotels like homes, should now plug in a smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to avoid this kind of accidental death. Hotels and motels should round up at night using security measures inspecting the hallways and surroundings to identify possible accidents or other strange factors especially at night. This accident is preventable unless it was a suicide.

    Hotels or motels should make sure how many people sleep in one room!

    December 28, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Anita F.N. Drink reporting for CNN

    This Just In :
    Something just happened somewhere involving someone or possibly several someones.
    No this doesn't really tell you ANYTHING, but... you read it here first!
    additional reporting contributed by: The Naked Decimal

    December 28, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Juan Demario

    o_O Sooooo any more information....names, hotel name, why they were there, about how long were they there???

    December 28, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  14. The Scantily Clad Exclamation Point !

    Yep just read the FULL article from a real journal.
    – Sorry people this is most certainly a cut & dry case of Darwin's Natural Selection. Not one of the five teens was smart enough to: • NOT leave the car running • Close the door • Smell the exhaust entering the room • Open a window and so on and so on... The relatives & friends interviewed sound just as ignorant.

    December 28, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • James

      When people expose their obvious misanthropy like the above, it also indicates that they're channeling their repressed self-loathing into their hatred of humanity.

      January 13, 2011 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Ted

    ...The End of Time...A short time ago..our Pastor's eldest son..about 30 years old and very close to his dad..was driving on the freeway..carrying out a task for his dad..he had asked Jesus to forgive his sins and accepted Christ's free gift of eternal life..years before.......The son was driving at about 60mph..in the slow lane..he looked down ..possibly to check his cell or pick up a bottle of water or tune radio...When he looked up..his car was about 2 seconds from a 50 ton paving machine..stopped in the lane......2 seconds later the son was standing before Jesus Christ in Heaven...with love and beauty beyond our imagination......... If he son had not accepted Christ...... 2 seconds later he would have been plunging through Outer Darkness...so dark it is felt ...screaming in agony and pain from the heat and knowledge that this was his new life...forever and ever ..no possible way of ever ending.........It's estimated that 100 Billion humans have lived since creation......For most of them..from conception..children..teens..young people..middle age and elderly....The End of The World has Already come..we dangle on a very thin string..with death constantly grabbing at us......Our Only Hope is Jesus Christ... with Life Forever in His Paradise that will Never end.

    December 28, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
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