Man finds wife and her lover dead of carbon monoxide poisoning

Blanche Robertson
July 12, 2018

A woman who died inside her Newark garage had reportedly been having sex in a running auto with her mechanic lover when her body was found by her husband on Monday night.

The Newark Police Department says it is not releasing the names of the victims on Tuesday.

Hargrave and the other man - identified as her unidentified mechanic by NBC News - were discovered just before 9 p.m. on July 9, 2018 at an apartment complex on 18th and New Fairview avenues in Newark, New Jersey.

Law enforcement sources say they believe the woman was paying for her auto work by having sex with the mechanic, NBC New York reports.

Johnson blamed the deaths on carbon monoxide poisoning.

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"As I tried to step to open the last garage door, I see the mechanic, he's laid out", Johnson said to ABC 7.

Sources told the station the man killed was the woman's mechanic. They say the two were having sex in a vehicle in the garage when they were both killed by carbon monoxide poisoning. He said an alarm went off and he began investigating the smell and went to the garage where he found his wife, the mechanic and a running auto. He said it smelled like automobile exhaust, and eventually, he made his way to the garage before finding the running vehicle and the two victims.

Family friend Kelly Mitchell said she couldn't get her head around Hargrave's death. "I just want my mother back". I can't do that, ' she said.

Emergency responders and police are on the scene investigating a possible carbon monoxide poisoning incident with fatal injuries reported at this time.

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