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Wyoming officials: Twin 61-year-old brothers died of virus

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CODY, Wyo. (AP) - A county coroner in Wyoming has confirmed that two 61-year-old twin brothers died from complications related to the coronavirus last month.

Park County Coroner Tim Power said Kurt Knight and Michael Knight were discovered dead in their home on Dec. 26 after one of the men had recently tested positive for COVID-19, The Cody Enterprise reported Wednesday.

The Cody Police Department confirmed after the second brother died, that he also had the virus.

Police used portable air quality monitors to rule out the presence of carbon monoxide at the Sheridan Avenue residence, authorities said. Detectives spent the night on the scene and ruled out any suspicious circumstances regarding the cause of death.

Authorities originally responded to the scene on a welfare check request after one of the men did not show up for work and was not answering repeated phone calls.

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