Carbon monoxide poisoning is being blamed for the death of a 38-year-old Omaha mother of five during last weekend’s power outage.

Police were called Monday afternoon to a house near 40th Avenue and Spencer Street, where they found Katrina Diaz’s body.

Katrina’s father, Jim Raven, set up a Facebook page to raise money for funeral costs and for Diaz’s five boys after what he called a “very unexpected death.”

It’s unclear exactly what caused the carbon monoxide buildup. The Omaha Fire Department encourages all residents to have working carbon monoxide detectors near bedrooms and sleeping areas.

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