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Clay County Sheriff: 3 People Found in Home Died of Natural Causes

GLENAIRE, Mo. (AP) — Three people found dead in a home in Glenaire in July died from natural causes, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday. Glenaire is a town surrounded by Liberty, Missouri.

Sixty-six-year-old Roger Wilfong, his sister 67-year-old Mary Wilfong, and their 99-year-old mother, Virginia King, were found dead inside their home. A family dog also died.

The sheriff’s office said all three family members were found seated in the living room and appeared to have been there for some time, KMBC-TV reported.

Investigators determined the two women had serious health issues and depended on their brother to move around the home.

An autopsy determined Roger Wilfong died from choking on food, most likely on June 21, leaving the women unable to access food, water or their medications. Their bodies were found on July 21.

Autopsy results indicated Mary Wilfong and Virginia King died from undetermined causes but no foul play or drugs or alcohol were found.

Investigators also determined the air conditioning may not have been working between the time Roger Wilfong died and the bodies were discovered.

Investigators found food but no water for the dog, which was found dead next to a bathroom toilet.


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