Two 61-year-old twin brothers were found deceased at a Sheridan Avenue residence on Saturday.
According to their obituary, Kurt Knight and Michael Knight “both passed away peacefully on Christmas Day.”
Authorities discovered the deaths when they came to the twins’ home for a welfare check on Saturday, according to the Cody Police Department.
Although both of the men had recently tested positive for COVID-19, police have not determined whether the virus played a role in the deaths of the twins. In a Wednesday afternoon update, police said the men had been leading a solitary lifestyle recently.
There have been seven COVID-19 Park County deaths officially reported by the State and six recent related deaths for which the death certificates are not completed yet.
Portable air quality monitors were used to rule out the presence of carbon monoxide in the home at 2308 Sheridan Ave.
Chuck Baker, Cody Police chief, said the department does not believe the deaths were self-inflicted.
Detectives spent the night on the scene and a “preliminary investigation did not indicate any suspicious circumstances regarding the deaths,” according to a press release.
The welfare check request was made for an individual living at the property who had not shown up for work and was not answering repeated phone calls.
“Kurt and Michael were very closely bonded, as only twins can be, their entire life,” the obituary says. “They entered this life together and went to Heaven together, never knowing the other passed away to Heaven too.”
According to the obituary, Kurt Knight was a Cody Regional Health employee. There will be a memorial service for the brothers at the New Hope Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Thursday.
This case is still under investigation and those with any information pertaining to this matter should contact Detective Sgt. Juston Wead at (307) 527-8700.