3 men and a football fan were found dead outside a Kansas City home, and police are investigating the deaths
Authorities in Kansas City, Missouri, are investigating after the bodies of three men who had gathered to watch football were found outside a home last week on a day when meteorologists said the temperature dropped below freezing.
The football fans, all men between the ages of 36 and 38, were found dead on the evening of Jan. 9 at a home in Northland, a northern suburb of Kansas City in Platte County, the Kansas City Police Department told USA TODAY.
Police said Tuesday that officials from multiple agencies were working to determine how the men died.
A spokesman for the Kansas Medical Examiner, based in Kansas City, confirmed that the dead were… Ricky Johnson38, David Harrington, 37, and Clayton McGeeney, 36.
According to information from Police Capt. Corey Carlisle, on the day of their discovery, one of the men’s fiancée visited the home to check on him, found a body on the back porch and called 911.
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Police: “There are no obvious signs of crime”
Officers responded to the scene at 9:51 p.m., confirmed the presence of a body and after further investigation, found two more bodies in the backyard, police said.
Police said there were no obvious signs of crime “observed at or near the crime scene.”
Officials have not revealed how long they suspect the men have been dead or how they died.
The cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner, police Sgt. Jake Pecina told USA TODAY in an email.
A spokesperson for the medical examiner told USA TODAY that autopsies were performed on the three men and results were pending in their cases Tuesday. Toxicology test results were not yet available.
The resident of the home was cooperative with investigators the day the men were found dead, Piccina said. Officials have not released information about the resident due to the ongoing investigation.
As of Tuesday, no arrests have been made and no charges have been filed in the case, police said.
“This case was not investigated 100 percent as a homicide,” Becchina said.
A spokesperson for the Platte County Prosecutor’s Office did not immediately respond to USA TODAY.
“His friends froze to death.”
Before the bodies were discovered, Harrington’s mother, Jennifer Marquez, said her son had gone to a friend’s house to watch the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers play in the NFL on January 7. WDAF-TV mentioned.
The low temperature on the day of the match was 29 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. On January 8, the minimum temperature was 32 degrees; The low on January 9 was 18 degrees.
The person who lives in the house said the man told police that his “friends froze to death,” the newspaper reported.
Police said they could not determine when the men visited the home or why the person at the home did not call police to report the bodies.
“These details will be part of the ongoing investigation that has not been made public at this point,” Pecchina said.
“Everyone is angry,” Marquez told the outlet, adding that her son was a funny, loving man who was also survived by a brother and sister. “No one believes this story. None of his friends, none of the families.”
according to Fundraising It was created by Johnson’s niece, Stephanie Walling, and the men were all friends.
She described her uncle as a “loving father to his three beautiful daughters, but also a son, brother, uncle and friend.”
“This tragedy has left our family completely devastated and mourning a tremendous loss,” Walling wrote on the page set up to help the family with funeral expenses.
As of Tuesday, the effort had raised more than $3,600 of the $6,000 goal.
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