(RightIsRight.co) – In a tragic incident impacting the community of Kansas City, three fans of the Kansas City Chiefs lost their lives due to freezing temperatures after watching an NFL game at their friend’s house.
The fans, identified as David Harrington, 37, Ricky Johnson, 38, and Clayton McGeeney, 36, had come together to enjoy the match between the Kansas City Chiefs and the LA Chargers earlier this month.
However, their gathering took a devastating turn when their bodies were discovered in the backyard and on the back porch of the NW 83rd Terrace home two days later. The discovery was made after the fiancée of one of the men requested a welfare check from the Kansas City police.
Jordan Willis, the homeowner and person renting the property where this tragic event occurred, claimed he had “no knowledge” of his friends’ dire situation outside his home. Kansas City police stated that there are no suspicions of foul play in this case.
Captain Jake Becchina of the Kansas City police emphasized, “This case is 100% NOT being investigated as a homicide,” clarifying that there have been no arrests, charges, or any custody actions taken. He also said there are no perceived threats to the community at large.
The police also noted that Willis was cooperative with detectives when they arrived to discover the tragic scene. However, questions remain about why the three men did not seek shelter during the cold. Temperatures had dropped to the teens following a day where the temperature hovered in the low 30s.
The event caused a stir among the friends and family of the victims, leading to public expressions of grief and frustration. Kaylee La Tier, a friend of the victims, expressed her anguish and disbelief on social media. She questioned Willis for being allegedly unaware of the situation as searches for the men were underway.
John Picerno, Willis’ attorney, defended his client, stating that Willis was unaware of the tragedy outside his home. He said Willis was asleep with headphones on and a loud fan running. He also mentioned that Willis didn’t find it strange for his friends’ cars to stay overnight.