Friday, September 5, 2008


The newspaper this morning had a very unusual story in it, as reported by the Associated Press. Here's what it said:

"The Orange County coroner's office says a woman and her brother found dead in their home under unusual circumstances on Easter died of natural causes."

By the time you've read this far you can't help but wonder what is going on. Both dying of natural causes at the same time? So we read on.

The man, who was 41, had swallowed three bullets and had black shoe polish smeared on his face, but apparently the coroner found he had died of a stroke.

His older sister was found with blood on her mouth and bruises on her face and neck, but the coroner found she had died of heart disease.

According to the article, another sister found the bodies when she went to her father's house (where the two dead siblings lived) to pick up their father for an Easter celebration. Apparently the father had advanced Alzheimer's disease and may have lived with the bodies for up to two days.

That is about the most bizarre report I've read in a long time. I can't even begin to imagine the scenario for this all to happen as reported. If the coroner report is correct, it would appear there was no crime.

Makes me wonder why this is just now being reported in the paper, considering that Easter was a long time ago. Did it take that long for the coroner to come to his conclusions? So many questions.

What are we missing. This might be a plot for a new "who done it" if someone were so inclined.

1 comment:

Stacey said...

That is definitely really strange story! Sounds like there are too many "losse ends". If they had but Jessica from Murder She Wrote on it, she would have DEFINITELY figured things out and it would have only taken her an hour to do it!!! :o)