Garden Grove is home to over 170,000 residents, a good percentage of them being working families with growing children. A good percentage of residents of the city are employed in industrial occupations or with one or another financial enterprise that has bases of operation in the city.

Garden Grove has solid schools. The community also maintains a reasonably moderate crime rate when contrasted with other Orange County enclaves.

Economic challenges have faced some members of the community, as is the case in many locations throughout Southern California. For example, there are people in Garden Grove who’ve experienced episodic homelessness as well as those who chronically face a lack of housing.

Family of Four Killed by Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Garden Grove

A family of four was found dead in a mini-van in Garden Grove. The Garden Grove Police Department reports that they believe that the family died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. The bodies of the deceased individuals were not found until a number of days passed following their deaths. The remains of the family members were taken to the Orange County Coroner’s Office for forensic evaluations and autopsies to confirm the suspected cause of death. Foul play is not suspected, according to the police.

Technically speaking, this is what is known as an unattended death. An unattended death is one in which the remains of the deceased individual are not immediately found. In the case of an unattended death, the remains of the deceased might not be found for days, weeks, or even months.

Typically, an unattended death occurs in the home of a person who does not have regular visitors or consistent contact with the outside world. In other words, in many situations, a person who dies an unattended death does not have another person keeping regular tabs on that individual.

The deceased individuals included an adult man and woman as well as two young children. Law enforcement officials hypothesize that the individuals were homeless and were sleeping in their minivan. The children were clad in pajamas. Investigators speculate that at some point the minivan’s engine was turned on to allow the heater to be used. It was at that juncture that those in the vehicle were poisoned and killed.

Ultimately, a person passing by the vehicle some days later detected a foul smell emitting from the minivan. The individual contacted the police.

Biohazard Cleanup in Garden Grove and the Human Decomposition Process

The human decomposition process is something brutal to contemplate, but it is a reality. The human decomposition process technically starts the moment someone dies. At the moment of death, the blood ceases to flow about the body. Thus, nutrients are no longer available to organs, tissue, and even bacteria contained within the body.

As a consequence, bacteria start to “feed” on the body itself. This results in the body itself breaking down – decomposing. The net effect of that process is the development of dangerous pathogens inside the body. These biohazards end up being released from a body in fluid and gaseous forms.

If a person is not properly protected, coming into contact with these liquids and gases that are released as a result of the human decomposition process can result in a person being infected with harmful, or even fatal, viruses or bacteria. Common types of pathogens include:

  • MRSA
  • HIV
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • And others

These dangerous pathogens must be safely eradicated. This can best be accomplished by a biohazard cleanup professional in Garden Grove. A remediation specialist has the equipment and experience necessary to undertake biohazard cleanup thoroughly and without unnecessary risk to people. The ultimate objective of the comprehensive process of cleanup, sanitization, and deodorization is the restoration of residential premises to a livable condition or a business to usable status.

Garden Grove Grief Therapists and Coping With Traumatic Life Events

Losing a loved one through some sort of traumatic death or finding a loved one’s body who has died sometime prior to the discovery represent horrific situations that can result in a person experiencing profound, persistent grief, anxiety, and depression. An individual in such a situation typically is wise to enlist the professional assistance of a trained, experienced, compassionate Garden Grove grief therapist.

Heather Browne
9851 Bixby Avenue
Garden Grove, California 92841
(714) 334-4026

Holly Han
12842 Valley View Street, Suite 202
Garden Grove, California 92845
(562) 485-6017

Laura Bosworth
12881 Knott Street, Suite 106
Garden Grove, California 92841
(562) 239-4716

As a matter of professional practice, these grief therapists typically schedule an initial consultation with prospective clients at no charge. This permits a person to get a better picture of what can be accomplished through individual or group therapy.

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Author

Emily Kil

Co-Owner of Eco Bear Biohazard Cleaning Company

Together with her husband, Emily Kil is co-owner of Eco Bear, a leading biohazard remediation company in Southern California. An experienced entrepreneur, Emily assisted in founding Eco Bear as a means of combining her business experience with her desire to provide assistance to people facing challenging circumstances. Emily regularly writes about her first-hand experiences providing services like biohazard cleanup, suicide cleanup, crime scene cleanup, unattended death cleanup, and other types of difficult remediations in homes and businesses.