O’FALLON, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- Police are investigating two deaths at the Grace Gardens Senior Citizens apartments in O’Fallon.

O’Fallon police said there were no signs of foul play or anything suspicious. A maintenance worker found the two bodies.

The two women who died were later identified as Barbara Higgerson, 64, who lived at the complex and Christine McLaughlin, 52, a visitor.

The fire department initially believed this was a hazmat situation, but it turned out air monitoring equipment was accidentally set off by the air fresheners.

Grace Gardens Senior

Police responded to a death investigation at a senior community in O'Fallon, Mo.

Police responded for the hazmat call. 

“But that was incorrect after further examination of their equipment,” police told News 4.

They've now begun a death investigation.

Police told News 4 they don't conduct death investigations at nursing homes, but because these are apartments they are handling the death investigation.

Grace Gardens Senior Citizens apartments is at 116 West Pitman.

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