Health department: No mistakes in CO investigation

POSTED: 5:47 PM Aug 13 2013   UPDATED: 4:06 PM Aug 12 2013
Boone carbon monoxide investigation

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services says there were no mistakes by state employees in the investigation of carbon monoxide deaths in a Boone hotel.

We're told a state agency spokesman said the department's involvement in the investigation was limited to processing specimens in the lab.

Officials took about six weeks to obtain toxicology tests results for a couple who died in a room in the hotel.

State officials say there were not told the information was needed urgently.