Palm Springs hotel guest died from carbon monoxide

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Updated: 3/19/2014 6:02 pm

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Carbon monoxide poisoning killed a guest at a Palm Springs hotel room last fall and police say the cause was a faulty pool heater.

The Los Angeles Times says the Riverside County coroner's office released the cause of death on Wednesday.

Forty-eight-year-old Mark Ruf was found dead on the floor of a room at the Curve Palm Springs Hotel & Resort last November. The Ohio lawyer was on vacation.

His family filed a lawsuit Tuesday that claims hotel management failed to investigate after another guest was sickened in the room two weeks earlier.

Police Lt. Mitch Spike says investigators determined that carbon monoxide was leaking into the room from pool heating equipment — which has since been removed.

The hotel's general manager said Wednesday he couldn't comment.

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