While the death of two people, especially those living in solitude, isn't really a mystery, the manner in which they died is! Here is the story.
Reclusive twins, 73, leave behind mystery in death
March 7, 2012 By Jim H
Patricia and Joan Miller were identical twins who pursued their dreams together. As a team, the Miller sisters met Bing Crosby, appeared on a TV show in the 1950s and purchased a house in California’s picturesque South Lake Tahoe.
Their shared life ended in a mysterious double-death at their home last week. One body was in a downstairs bedroom, and the other was in the hallway just outside. They were 73.
There was no blood, no signs of struggle. Nothing indicated that the women had persistent health troubles. Their longtime home was not unkempt, a likely sign of mental or physical illness. It was as if the two sisters, long each other’s only companion, could not live without each other, said Detective Matt Harwood with the El Dorado County sheriff’s office.
“My perception is one died and the other couldn’t handle it,” said Harwood, who has been unable to find any close friends or family members of the twins. “It appears purely natural, but we are still trying to piece it all together.”
Police usually do not release the names of the dead without first informing their relatives, but the sisters’ shrouded lives made that impossible, Harwood said.
Never married and without children or pets, the Miller sisters had long withdrawn into the four-bedroom home they purchased in 1976. When people called, the sisters came up with excuses to get off the phone. Without explanation, they stopped sending birthday cards to a childhood friend. And on the rare occasion when they left their home, the two women didn’t chat up the neighbors.
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Article by: Cristina Silva, Associated Press
Could the feeling of being totally alone after years of constant companionship be enough for a person to just die of a broken heart? That's something to think about, especially if you are a hermit and have no companion, don't you think? I really don't think I would ever feel so lonely that I would just curl up and die. Not my nature. Besides, I like being alone. In fact, I've always kinda liked it!
How about coffee in the kitchen this morning? I have some cream-filled devils food cookies to share!