The recent discovery of the corpses of twin brothers have been found in their Chattanooga home by police on March 29th. Apparently, they were both found sitting next to each other in recliners where their bodies have been decomposing for three years.
The two men were identified as 63 year old Andrew and Anthony Johnson who died mysteriously three years ago. Due to their reclusive nature, neighbors didn’t think to check up on them and only saw the brothers occasionally tending to their yard wearing surgical masks.
‘I didn’t even know their names,’ said retiree Linda Maffett, who lived across the street.
In an interview about the Johnsons she added, “It’s a strange story, it’s a sad story. I think it’s sad that they were sitting there that long with nobody checking on them.” Maffett claims that she tried to help one of the brothers that had fallen down on the porch. She called 911 for assistance but never entered the house. It was the only time she had spoken to either of them.
Police entered the home on March 29th when a relative gave them a key and asked to check on the brothers. Their conditions suggest that both men had been sitting in the same spot since 2011. The autopsies confirmed their identity and revealed no signs of trauma or foul play said Tim McFarland, Chattanooga police spokesman, who also claimed there was still some flesh on the skeletal remains.
Much speculation about the cause of death has circulated around the neighborhood. Was it suicide? Was there a gas leak? Both men were severely diabetic so it could possibly have been health related. Maybe they knew it was just time to go and they wanted to die as they lived, together.
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