Carbon County sheriff's Chief Deputy Tom Stefanoff reported that deputies were called to the mobile home at 1711 Carbonville Road near Helper on Sept. 4 after neighbors spotted a hose running from the exhaust pipe of a truck into the mobile home.
A deputy came to the home and saw the vehicle was still running. After no one answered the door, the deputy went inside to find Kurt Morris on the floor, Stefanoff said.
Medical units were called to treat the man, while deputies searched the rest of the home to see if anyone else was inside.
During the search, Stefanoff said deputies found a bedroom door that had been sealed with plastic and duct tape. Once they were able to pull the tape down, and open the door, they found the deceased brother.
It appeared that Kurt Morris was attempting to commit suicide, Stefanoff said. He was treated and released from the hospital, and was then taken to the sheriff's office for an interview, and was subsequently booked into jail.
Stefanoff would not divulge whether Kurt Morris admitted to killing his brother, but said Morris was "cooperative." He also would not discuss any motive.
A court appearance for Kurt Morris has not yet been set.