- David Harrington, 37, Ricky Johnson, 38, and Clayton McGeeney, 36, were found dead and frozen in Jordan Willis’ backyard in Kansas City, Missouri, on January 9
- Initial toxicology information on the three men suggest traces of cocaine, THC and triple the amount of fentanyl needed to kill someone, reports suggest
- The news comes after a friend claimed that Willis has checked himself into rehab
A day after Jordan Willis checked into rehab, a toxicology report discovered the three Kansas City Chiefs fans and friends found dead at the HIV scientist’s home had fentanyl, cocaine and other illegal drugs in their system.
David Harrington, 37, Ricky Johnson, 38, and Clayton McGeeney, 36, were found dead and frozen in Willis’ backyard in Kansas City, Missouri, on January 9.
Initial toxicology information on the three men suggest traces of cocaine, THC and fentanyl, according to TMZ and NewsNation. A family member told one reporter the men tested Level 30 for fentanyl, triple the amount needed to kill them.
Willis himself has suggested the men froze to death, while Johnson’s brother Jonathan Price has publicly demanded information on how the men died.
In a statement to DailyMail.com, a spokesman for the Kansas City Police Department refused to comment further.
A day after Jordan Willis checked into rehab, a toxicology report discovered the three Kansas City Chiefs fans and friends found dead at the HIV scientist’s home had fentanyl, cocaine and other illegal drugs in their system
Willis (pictured left) himself has suggested the men froze to death
David Harrington, 37, Ricky Johnson, 38, and Clayton McGeeney, 36, were found dead and frozen in Willis’ backyard in Kansas City, Missouri , on January 9
‘There have been no additional details of this case or reports revealed to any media, nor are there any plans to at this time,’ Captain Jake Becchina said.
‘The case remains an ongoing death investigation. Both KCPD Detectives and the Platte County Prosecutors Office have been in touch with the deceased men’s families and remain in contact with them as the investigation unfolds.’
DailyMail.com has reached out to the county medical examiner’s office for comment.
Families spoken to by DailyMail.com said they could not dismiss drugs as a possible cause of death of all three men.
Theories by experts include the men taking enough fentanyl, combined with alcohol, to pass out after leaving the house and freeze to death.
The news comes just a day after it was revealed that Willis checked into rehab, a friend claims.
Jordan Willis took the events of that night and the days after as an ‘enormous, heartbreaking wake-up call’, a friend said.
The deaths of his friends made him realize that he had a problem with addiction and needed to seek professional help, the insider told Fox News.
Police have not made any arrests and medical examiners are yet to reveal the cause of death. Full results from toxicology reports are still pending.
An anonymous source close to the 38-year-old HIV scientist, Jordan Willis’s family has now revealed that he is ‘devastated’ that he did not get to say goodbye or go his friend’s funerals
David Harrington (left), Clayton McGeeney (centre), and Ricky Johnson (right) were all found dead on January 9
Detectives are combing through the phones of the three men who were found dead nearly 48 hours after the football watch party on January 7.
Willis, a HIV scientist, moved out of his home within days of police knocking on his door to question him about the bodies, fearing retaliation, and hasn’t been seen since.
For two days, the families of the victims say they visited Willis’ home, called him and sent him Facebook messages asking where they were. He did not respond.
Eventually, the fiancée of one of the men broke into the house through the basement and found the first body in the backyard. She then called police, who arrived to find Willis in his underwear, holding a wine glass.
Willis claimed to not have left his home for two days and slept with noise-cancelling headphones that blocked the sound of his friends’ family frantic knocking.
He took the events of that night and the days after as an ‘enormous, heartbreaking wake-up call’, a friend said.
‘After the shocking loss of three of his close friends under extremely tragic circumstances, Jordan recognized that he had a problem with addiction,’ they told Fox News.
‘He immediately checked himself into rehab after vacating his home and putting his things into storage.’
Alex Weamer-Lee, who shortens his name to Lee, is the fan on the far left of the photo previously published by DailyMail.com, showing the three dead men smiling broadly in their Kansas City Chiefs jerseys
Lee (front right) with McGeeney (left) and Harrington (center back) are photographed with an unidentified friend (front center)
Willis is said to be devastated he did not get to say goodbye or go his friend’s funerals – and is concerned about suspicions he caused their deaths.
‘Not only is the whole country accusing him of murdering his friends without factual details, evidence or any charges at this time, but he also lost three close friends,’ the same source said earlier.
‘He didn’t get to say goodbye or go to their funerals due to the circumstances of these wild speculations and accusations.
‘No one seems to be willing to wait for the results of the toxicology report or wait for any other facts from the police department from a case that is still under investigation to make these speculations.’
They further claimed that Willis’ family came to know of what had happened only after local news media contacted them.
The family didn’t know if Willis was among the fatalities.
They also disputed claims that the scientist had told people his friends froze to death in his yard after police arrived at his home.
‘What was missing from that story was context. He never once said that his friends froze to death to anyone,’ they added.
David Harrington was found dead on his friend’s property on January 9
Clayton McGeeney, 36, (left) and Ricky Johnson (right) were also found dead in the backyard
Loved ones of the dead men have raised questions over the lack of reporting of their bodies, and the snow that they say was not deep enough to submerge them
One of the bodies was found on the back porch of the property by the fiancée of one of the men, who broke in after receiving no answer from Willis
The ‘fifth man’ in the case of three Kansas City Chiefs fans found dead outside a rental home was Alex Weamer-Lee, pictured left with his mother Julia and brother Greg
This revelation comes two days after Willis’s father issued statements on his behalf on January 26.
‘He would never in a million years do anything. These were all good friends of his, these were all people he went to school with and he took them to a football game the day before for the Chiefs,’ he said.
Speaking to The New York Post, Willis’ father said he would ‘never in a million years’ hurt his friends.
When pressed on inconsistencies in Willis’ story, notably the fact that one of the bodies did not have a jacket on when apparently leaving his home, despite the icy cold January weather on the night, he said:
‘They could’ve [gone] out there, it was icy and cold that night. I don’t know how many cars they came in; there were three of them, and there were only two cars left on the street.
‘They could’ve decided they wanted to go back inside his house for some reason, people leave the house all the time without coats, it doesn’t matter how cold it is, so I can’t answer to that statement.
‘[Jordan] doesn’t know what happened to them, and he never saw them again at the point that they were walking towards the front door and leaving his house.’
DailyMail.com has also been able to reveal the ‘fifth man’ in the group photograph as Alex Weamer-Lee.
He is a high school pal of the victims whose bodies were discovered two days after the celebratory gathering on January 7 – but says he left at midnight after the football finished and when everyone was alive.
Weamer-Lee, who shortens his name to Lee, says he waved them off at 2am before sleeping on the couch and spending the next two days inside the house, not thinking anything of the fact their cars were still outside.
Lee, a 37-year-old flooring contractor, lives in a rental home in another part of the city. When DailyMail.com arrived to ask him questions about the fateful night, a man answering an intercom doorbell claimed he wasn’t there and could not discuss January 7.
The man added: ‘Alex isn’t here right now and he isn’t handling any media inquiries.’