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Derek Kehler, Helena Curic Die Of Suspected CO Poisoning In Shipping Container-Turned-Cabin

Kehler lived in Vancouver before moving to Australia last year.

Canadian musician Derek Kehler, who performed as Steel Audrey, was found dead along with his Australian girlfriend Helena Curic in a cabin outside Sydney, Australia on Monday.

Local police are investigating the possibility of carbon monoxide poisoning from a makeshift fire used to heat the cabin on Browns Road in Kurrajong.

The cabin appears to have been a converted shipping container, and Australia media are reporting the deadly gas may have come from a pot of hot coals the couple brought inside.

The Sydney Daily Telegraph called Kehler, 32, and Curic, 31, "creative souls with a full life ahead of them."

A family member discovered their bodies at about 7:40 a.m. local time Monday, according to a statement by the New South Wales police force.

Friends of Kehler, who lived in Vancouver before moving to Australia last year, confirmed their identities to CBC News.

Carbon monoxide is a colourless, odourless gas produced when wood, coal and other fuels burn. It can build to dangerous levels when burning fuels are brought inside, to poorly ventilated areas.

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