Earlier this week, we were hit with the shocking and confusing news that three Kansas City Chiefs fans were discovered frozen to death outside of their friend’s rental home on January 9th, two days after they had gathered there to watch the Chiefs play the Chargers.
Among the deceased were 37-year-old David Harrington, 38-year-old Ricky Johnson, and 36-year-old Clayton McGeeney.
It all went down at the rental home of their friend Jordan Willis, who claims he had no idea that his three friends were freezing to death in his backyard for two days. He claimed he went upstairs to sleep and left the three friends on his couch.
It doesn’t make much sense, especially after a fifth friend who was there that night said that the four of them were on the couch watching Jeopardy when he left the residence. Willis, who is a well-respected HIV scientist, says that he didn’t receive any texts or calls from his friends, and only on Facebook Messenger.
However, McGeeney’s fiancée and Johnson’s mother had contacted Willis via text. But, the Kansas City Police made it clear early on that they weren’t investigating this as a homicide.
Still, it’s a strange situation, and it definitely looks shady on Willis’s part.
The father of Ricky Johnson, Ricky Johnson Sr., and his mother Norma Chester both believe that Willis did something to their son and his friends, even insisting that Willis used his scientist skills to drug the three men.
And now, we have more family members speaking out about the situation, and this time, it’s Jon Harrington, the father of David Harrington.
“[Harrington’s mother] and I are both convinced that Jordan Willis played a part in this somehow. We just haven’t figured out how yet. . . . What else could it be? Perfectly healthy men don’t just drop off the face of the earth.
There were four of you in the house and now three of them are dead and you’re not. That doesn’t add up. I’m thinking that he, the three of them learned something or saw something that they shouldn’t have seen, and he decided ‘well, I need to get rid of you now.’ Friends or not.”
I mean, that sounds like a sinister plot in a movie.
But, Harrington doesn’t believe the Platte County prosecutor’s office will treat this as anything more than a drug overdose. However, he’s still adamant that Willis played a part in it:
“But I don’t think it’s as simple as that. I’m aware that they may have done some substances that were questionable – but the idea was to get high, not dead . . . If they were supposed to be friends, why didn’t [Willis] come find them. I’m sure they have a hundred different answers to that, but that’s my question.”
Of course, a number of people have died in recent years do to Fentanyl overdoses, which can commonly be found in other drugs like cocaine and heroin. But, the vast majority of people who partake in illegal drugs are doing so to get high. Even if the goal is to have fun, it doesn’t negate the fact that tragic accidents can happen, and they HAVE happened at a staggering pace much more recently.
Harrington’s mother, Jennifer Marquez, says that although her son would drink beer and smoke cigarettes with his friends, she doesn’t believe he overdosed on drugs:
“Yes, I believe that something happened that night and that Jordan had something to do with it. We all believe that Jordan had something to do with that. He sat in that house for two days and had time to get rid of and clean up evidence. He’s had no drug test done on him. He’s had no alcohol test.
He has had nothing to see how he might be included in this – they’ve given him two weeks to get any evidence completely gone. Jordan’s not telling the truth. When you tell the truth, your story is solid. It’s when you’re lying that your story changes, and that’s what’s been happening. I don’t understand why the police don’t see that.”
I guess we’ll have to wait and see what other information comes out following the autopsies, but nevertheless, the entire situation is both terribly sad, and terribly suspicious.