Questions Surround Gainesville Deaths

03-18-05 – Two people staying in the same home died earlier this week at a Gainesville hospital after complaining of similar symptoms. Karen Sims was just 30 years old and a mother of two, while 43-year-old Donald Pence was just visiting.

Both of the victims checked into the ER at North Texas Medical Center and were dead less and two days later.

Both were running high temperatures and unusual skin coloring. Several substances, including cocaine, were found in Sim’s body.

For other people live in the same home, but have not shown the same symptoms.

An official cause of death could be months away.