Kansas City Chiefs fan deaths: Homeowner had no idea, attorney says. Three men found dead outside Kansas City home
Three men found dead outside Kansas City home. Attorney: Homeowner had ‘no knowledge they were out there’Family: ‘Nobody believes this story'Caitlyn SheltonUpdated: Jan 20, 2024 / 04:24 PM CST(NewsNation) — On Jan. 7, three Kansas City Chiefs fans went to a friend’s house to watch a game. Two days later, their bodies were found in the backyard of that Kansas City home. Now, as their families push for answers, the homeowner’s attorney tells NewsNation his client had “no idea” their bodies were in his backyard.“They were in the backyard. He doesn’t use that particular door. He goes out in the front. And so, he had no knowledge that they were out there until, you know, Tuesday when he was told that they were out there,” attorney John Picerno told NewsNation host Dan Abrams.The homeowner, who has not been charged and has been cooperating with police, says 37-year-old David Harrington, 38-year-old Ricky Johnson and 36-year-old Clayton McGeeney froze to death. Picerno insists the homeowner “didn’t have anything to do with their deaths. ”Timeline: Death of 3 Kansas City Chiefs fans raises questionsBut family members and friends of the deceased think something doesn’t add up.“Nobody believes this story. None of his friends, none of the families, none of us believe it,” Harrington’s mother, Jennifer Marquez, said.Picerno doubled down that there’s nothing his client would do to “harm his buddies.”No answers in deaths of Kansas City Chiefs fans: Family“He had absolutely no knowledge they were out there. They were his friends. They were at his house socializing. If he had found them there, or if they were in danger, he would have called the police and tried to help them,” Picerno told Abrams.The Kansas City Police Department said they have not found any signs of foul play and they are not investigating the deaths as a homicide. Next steps in the investigation include receiving the medical examiner’s determination of a cause of death. Autopsy results are pending.NewsNation’s Kelsey Kernstine contributed to this report.