According to an incident report from the sheriff’s office, when they arrived at the scene, Fred's SUV was running in the garage. The carbon monoxide level was at 300 percent.
Fred’s body was found in the master bedroom.
At "9 o’ clock my sister always calls him. He takes a sleeping pill, then goes to sleep,” says Schaub. “Well, he never woke up that morning.”
Fred had parked his car in the garage the day before.
“My father’s 91. He’s been driving 75 years. Never had a problem with keys. He has the remote. It’s a push-button start. He puts the remote in his pocket and goes inside. Then he puts it in the end table, thinking everything is shut off,” says Schaub.
He says his father parked his car around 8 o' clock in the morning Aug. 2. When they found him the next afternoon, the car was still running.
“He said, 'Your dad's gone. Your dad's gone.' I said, 'What happened?' He said the car was running,” says Schaub.