Three Kansas City Chief fans passed away after watching the game at a friend’s house. The three men watched a Sunday football game but never returned home. Authorities believe that the three men froze to death.
The homeowner said he didn’t realize his friends were still on his property. Authorities didn’t find the bodies of the Kansas City Chiefs fans — David Harrington, Ricky Johnson, and Clayton McGeeney — until two days later. Authorities performed a welfare check after they didn’t show up and families got worried.
Police found one body on the back porch and two more in the yard. The homeowner believed his friends went home after watching the Kansas City Chiefs play on January 7.
“First and foremost, this case is 100% NOT being investigated as a homicide,” Kansas City Police Capt. Jake Becchina told New York Post. “There have not been any arrests [or] charges, and no one is in custody. There are no specific threats or concerns for the surrounding community at this time.”
The captain continued, “The resident at the house was cooperative with detectives the day the deceased were discovered.”
Authorities Are Investigating the Deaths of Three Kansas City Chiefs Fans
Temperatures stayed below freezing on the two days in question. The family of the deceased demands a thorough investigation into their deaths. They blame the homeowner for not cooperating with efforts to find the three deceased Kansas City Chief fans.
“This man was inside his home alive while my friends were dead in his yard for lord knows how long,” Kaylee La Tier wrote in a Facebook post earlier this month. “They were all hanging out since after the game Sunday. He KNEW people were looking for them. He read messages of people searching for him on Tuesday.”
According to La Tier, the homeowner refused to open the door when people showed up to look for them, even after they busted a window. However, John Picerno, the attorney for the homeowner, said his client was asleep with headphones when they visited. He also didn’t think it was strange for his friends to leave their cars
“Like the rest of us, [the homeowner] is anxiously awaiting the results of the autopsy and toxicology report,” Picerno told The Kansas City Star. “On behalf of [the homeowner] and his family, we wish to express our deepest sympathies to the friends and family members of these young men, and our thoughts and prayers are with them.”