A new update in the bizarre mystery that resulted in the death of three Kansas City Chiefs fans freezing to death in their friend’s backyard.
Many details are still being uncovered, such as a toxicology and autopsy on the three men.
However, a fifth friend at the party gives a different account of some events.
The fifth man, who remains anonymous, claims he left the house, and the three men were still awake when he left.
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) January 20, 2024
The folks at Fox News share more on the mystery:
A fifth friend at the Kansas City Chiefs watch party that preceded the mysterious deaths of three men offered a new account of the men’s final hours.
The bodies of Ricky Johnson, 38, Clayton McGeeney, 36, and David Harrington, 37, were discovered on Jan. 9 after one man’s fiancée told Kansas City Police she had not heard from her partner in two days. Two of the men were found in the snow outside Jordan Willis’ rental home, while the other was found dead on the man’s back porch.
The Kansas City Police Department told Fox News Digital that they are awaiting the results of the men’s post-autopsy toxicology reports.
The fifth man who was at the home on Jan. 7, who has not been named publicly, told FOX4 Kansas City that Willis and the three men were still awake when he left the home at Northwest 83rd Terrace that night. He stressed that he was not the last person to see the men alive.
His attorney, Andrew Talge, told the outlet that his client arrived at the residence to watch the Chiefs play the Los Angeles Chargers around 7 p.m., and he left at approximately midnight.
When his client left, Talge said, the other four men were awake watching “Jeopardy.”
John Picerno, the attorney representing Willis, told Fox News Digital on Wednesday that the fifth man left his client’s house first, then said goodbye to the other three men before falling asleep on his couch.
Many online are intrigued by this mystery and have pointed out inconsistencies in the story:
Why would you sit and freeze when you have a car to leave in?
3 Kansas City Chiefs fans found frozen outside home of friend who had 'no knowledge' of deaths: lawyerhttps://t.co/7Gp1llkduK
— Juanita L Richards (@soosnsocal) January 22, 2024
This is incomprehensible. Three of your friends freeze to death in your backyard after a football game & you don't notice until police come & find them 3 days later???https://t.co/DZImZ9wwt7
— Sue Just Trying To Matter in Makeup/Faded Blujeans (@MakeupFaded) January 22, 2024
The New York Post shares more:
Ricki Johnson Sr. told Fox News Digital that his 38-year-old son was not “irresponsible” and would not have gone outside in the snow without a coat to freeze to death along with his friends, David Harrington, 37, and Clayton McGeeney, 36.
“I believe he drugged them, dragged them outside and waited two days to call police,” Johnson Sr. said of Willis, whose attorney trashed the claim as “ridiculous.”
“He may have done some drugs and stuff in the past, but I do not believe all three of them did drugs and fell over dead in that backyard,” Johnson Sr. said of his son, who had three children of his own.
“I’m not going to say that during a game he didn’t have some drinks. But he wasn’t irresponsible that he was going to go outside and freeze to death,” he claimed of his son, whose coat was left inside the rental house where the pals had watched the game.
“You’re talking about three grown men. If he was out there just freezing like they said, he could’ve kicked out a window to get into the house,” the father continued.
Johnson’s mother, Norma Chester, shared the same theory, while conceding it was just her “thinking” rather than based on specific evidence.
“Seriously, these were responsible men. How do they go in a backyard and freeze to death, all three of them?” she asked the news site.
“Something that comes to my mind, this guy [Willis] wants to brag about how smart he is, he’s a scientist. My thoughts are that he concocted something and gave it to all three men,” she suggested.
“How could this have happened?”
The story is very suspicious; many point fingers at the homeowner.
However, there are insufficient details to know what happened that day.