The Kansas City Chiefs fan whose three friends were found dead in his backyard is ‘very depressed’ and ‘devastated’, a source has claimed.
Police have not made any arrests and medical examiners are yet to reveal the cause of death. Results from toxicology reports are still pending.
However, an anonymous source close to the 38-year-old HIV scientist’s family has revealed that he is ‘devastated’ that he did not get to say goodbye or go his friend’s funerals – and is concerned about unfounded suspicion he believes he is facing.
The source said Willis is ‘very depressed’ as the ‘whole country’ speculates and is ‘accusing him of murdering’ his friends.
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
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
‘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 source told Fox Nation.
‘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.
Lee (front right) with McGeeney (left) and Harrington (center back) are photographed with an unidentified friend (front center)
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 other two bodies were found in the backyard. Police initially said there was no foul play, but are yet to confirm the cause of death for the three men
DailyMail.com can reveal that the ‘fifth man’ in the case of three Kansas City Chiefs fans found dead outside a rental home is Alex Weamer-Lee, pictured left wth 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.’