Family of Chiefs fans who froze to death outside friend's home speak out after upsetting update to case

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By Nasima Khatun

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The family of Chiefs fans who froze to death outside their friend's home has spoken out after an upsetting update to the case.

Back in January, David Harrington, 37, Ricky Johnson, 38, and Clayton McGeeney, 36, were found dead in the backyard of their pal Jordan Willis’s Missouri home after watching a game football game together.

It's been six months since the incident occurred, and the families of the deceased have still been left in the dark about what could have caused the deaths of their loved ones.

Preliminary toxicological results have shed some light on what could have contributed to the men's cause of death.

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According to FOX 4 Kansas City, The Kansas City Police Department obtained the early report for the three victims, and it showed that there were "several" substances in their bodies including a mix of fentanyl, cocaine, and THC.

"Our office finalized cause and manners of death for all three of the referenced decedents," the examiner’s office told the outlet earlier this week. "All three cases are under suppression status and not open records available for release at this time."

“All three autopsy reports were certified on January 31, 2024,” said Kelsie Gwartney the chief of investigations and administrator at Forensic Medical of Kansas in two separate statements.

At the time, police ruled out foul play, but some family members of the deceased have raised concerns about Willis' involvement.

David Harrington's father, Jon Harrington, voiced his suspicions, stating: "There were four of you in the house, and now three of them are dead, and you're not. That doesn't add up."

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Months have passed and family members are telling the outlet that they feel like they are being ignored and have yet to receive any updates from the prosecutor’s office beyond confirmation that the deaths are not being investigated as a homicide.

"My nephew died a tragic death along with two of his friends and nobody is being held accountable," Jim McGeeney, the uncle of Clayton McGeeney said.

"If your car blew up right now what happened, well, they’re going to find out what happened," he continued. "If a plane crashes, what are they going to do: get the black box, they can find out what happened. But with this, three dead men, they don’t do anything, it appears they don’t do anything and if they are, let us know."

"Through this whole thing I’ve had a hard time getting anybody to answer me," Jennifer Marquez, the mother of David Harrington also added.

After being probed further by the outlet who asked for an update on behalf of the families, the prosecutor’s office said that there was "nothing more to talk about this case at this time. Mr. Zahnd is not commenting on phone or otherwise about it until investigation is complete."

The families are still waiting for answers despite this statement so they can finally get to the bottom of what happened to their loved ones.

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Family of Chiefs fans who froze to death outside friend's home speak out after upsetting update to case

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By Nasima Khatun

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The family of Chiefs fans who froze to death outside their friend's home has spoken out after an upsetting update to the case.

Back in January, David Harrington, 37, Ricky Johnson, 38, and Clayton McGeeney, 36, were found dead in the backyard of their pal Jordan Willis’s Missouri home after watching a game football game together.

It's been six months since the incident occurred, and the families of the deceased have still been left in the dark about what could have caused the deaths of their loved ones.

Preliminary toxicological results have shed some light on what could have contributed to the men's cause of death.

Screenshot 2024-07-11 at 13.01.16.pngCredit: Facebook

According to FOX 4 Kansas City, The Kansas City Police Department obtained the early report for the three victims, and it showed that there were "several" substances in their bodies including a mix of fentanyl, cocaine, and THC.

"Our office finalized cause and manners of death for all three of the referenced decedents," the examiner’s office told the outlet earlier this week. "All three cases are under suppression status and not open records available for release at this time."

“All three autopsy reports were certified on January 31, 2024,” said Kelsie Gwartney the chief of investigations and administrator at Forensic Medical of Kansas in two separate statements.

At the time, police ruled out foul play, but some family members of the deceased have raised concerns about Willis' involvement.

David Harrington's father, Jon Harrington, voiced his suspicions, stating: "There were four of you in the house, and now three of them are dead, and you're not. That doesn't add up."

Screenshot 2024-07-11 at 13.01.30.pngCredit: Facebook

Months have passed and family members are telling the outlet that they feel like they are being ignored and have yet to receive any updates from the prosecutor’s office beyond confirmation that the deaths are not being investigated as a homicide.

"My nephew died a tragic death along with two of his friends and nobody is being held accountable," Jim McGeeney, the uncle of Clayton McGeeney said.

"If your car blew up right now what happened, well, they’re going to find out what happened," he continued. "If a plane crashes, what are they going to do: get the black box, they can find out what happened. But with this, three dead men, they don’t do anything, it appears they don’t do anything and if they are, let us know."

"Through this whole thing I’ve had a hard time getting anybody to answer me," Jennifer Marquez, the mother of David Harrington also added.

After being probed further by the outlet who asked for an update on behalf of the families, the prosecutor’s office said that there was "nothing more to talk about this case at this time. Mr. Zahnd is not commenting on phone or otherwise about it until investigation is complete."

The families are still waiting for answers despite this statement so they can finally get to the bottom of what happened to their loved ones.

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