Twin Brothers Found Dead in Wyoming, Police Launch Investigation

Twin brothers were found dead inside their home in Wyoming over the weekend, as police launch an investigation to determine the cause of death.

The men, aged 61, were discovered just before 5 p.m. on Saturday after a coworker became concerned when one of the men didn't show up for work.

Police responded to a welfare check at an address on Sheridan Avenue in Cody, according to an incident report filed by the Cody Police Department.

One of the men had recently tested positive for COVID-19, however police could not immediately confirm if the virus played a role in the deaths, the force told the Cody Enterprise.

Portable air quality monitors were also used to rule out the presence of carbon monoxide at the home on the 2300 block of Sheridan, authorities said.

Detectives spent the night on the scene and ruled out any suspicious circumstances regarding the cause of death.

The men both lived at the residence and an investigation is ongoing.

Newsweek has contacted the Cody Police Department for comment.

As the death toll from the coronavirus pandemic continues to rise, it's been a particularly grim month for authorities who continue to discover dead bodies - victims to Covid or otherwise - across the country.

On December 22 a woman was arrested on suspicion of murder after her boyfriend's remains were found buried in the backyard of his home in Denver, Colorado.

Kimberly Cottle, 45, is accused of shooting and killing Eusivio Luevano, the Denver Police Department said.

Luevano was reported missing to Denver police on November 12. He had not been seen for several months, the police department said.

The 42-year-old man was last seen at his home in the 4700 block of North Fillmore Street in the Elyria-Swansea neighborhood on August 1.

Denver police said investigators with the police department's crime lab and the Denver medical examiner's office identified Luevano's remains after they were found buried in the backyard of his home on December 5.

Preliminary evidence showed he had died from a gunshot wound, police said.

Another murder investigation has been launched after a man's naked body was found stuffed inside a storage container in a Florida pond.

The grisly discovery was made by a man walking his dog near the water in the Windy Hill area of Jacksonville on the morning of November 8.

Police divers pulled the container out of the water and discovered the man had been shot.

A Jacksonville homicide detective told local media that the dive team retrieved a grey storage container from the pond in Dairy Drive, east of Southside Boulevard, a block from Windy Hill Elementary School.

Police say the victim is estimated to be between 30 and 40 years old.

Sergeant Steve Rudlaff told reporters it appeared the man was shot elsewhere and then placed in the container, which was dumped 24 to 36 hours prior to it being found.

He said the medical examiner was working to identify the man and the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office (JSO) was looking at missing persons records.

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File photo: Police tape hangs across the street in front of the house as twin brothers were found dead at an address in Wyoming. Larry W. Smith/Getty