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Video shows Kansas City Chiefs watch party host handcuffed after friends’ bodies found

A video has been released showing Jordan Willis bound and handcuffed by a neighbor the night police found the bodies of his friends Clayton McGeeney, Ricky Johnson and David Harrington in the backyard of his Kansas City home. .

The video is only a few seconds long, but neighbor Ashton Brady, 25, told Fox News Digital that police were heavily present at his house across the street for at least an hour and a half before he went to bed on January 9. He said he was doing it.

First, Brady said he saw a distressed woman rush out of the house and make a phone call. Kansas City police said McGeeney’s fiance called 911 to get a welfare check at their home on Northwest 83rd Terrace around 8:51 p.m. night.

Family members told Fox News Digital that they found the first body after frantically breaking into Willis’ property, but were unable to contact Willis or her partner. She is said to have knocked on the door and even shouted Ms. Willis’ name inside her home before she was discovered.

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A still photo taken by neighbor Ashton Brady shows Jordan Willis surrounded by police in handcuffs and boxer shorts on the night of January 9th. His friends Ricky Johnson, David Harrington, and Clayton McGeeney were found dead on his property that night. Kansas City police told FOX News Digital that no criminal activity is suspected in their deaths. (Fox News Digital)

“When I saw her, I thought, “It’s weird to see her walking from the side of the house. She came out the back,” Brady said Wednesday. I recalled it in an interview. “She had an odd pace at which she was talking on her phone as she walked. She was sometimes looking over her shoulder at her house.”

“She was clearly upset and didn’t seem to have any idea what was going on,” he said.

Brady returned to his home, but after seeing ambulance lights from his bedroom window, he went back to look across the street.

“When we woke up, there were police all over the street and warning tape. We couldn’t go anywhere.”

— Neighbor Maya Dukes

By the time he got back outside, about four police cars had gathered across the street and officers surrounded the handcuffed man, who was wearing only boxers or sleep pants, he said.

“He was held for probably 30 to 45 minutes. He was shirtless for about 10 to 15 minutes before officers took his jacket from the house,” Brady said.

The lights inside the house remained off, but Brady said he could see the light of an officer’s flashlight through the window as police searched. At one point, he said he saw light coming from the backyard.

Over time, he said, police presence increased, from initially four cars to eight to 10 on the small street.

“He was handcuffed and the woman was talking to other police, so I thought a fight had broken out and both sides had their say,” Brady said. “I thought, ‘Maybe they got into an argument.’ I didn’t know at the time that they had found a body…I saw the police searching the house and it was strange. I thought.”

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Jordan Willis, 38, an HIV scientist, entered a rehabilitation facility after three of his friends were found dead in his backyard on January 9th. It is unclear whether drugs played a role in their deaths, as toxicology results are not yet available. (GitHub)

“People asked me if I saw any bodies coming out, but I never did,” he said.

After about an hour and a half, the woman and the man, now known as Willis, were taken away in a police car, Brady said. At one point, Willis was removed from the handcuffs because Brady “could see his arms moving.”

Another neighbor, Maya Dukes, told Fox News Digital that police were still at Willis’ home around 4 a.m. the next day.

“When we woke up, there were police all over the street and warning tape. We couldn’t go anywhere,” she recalled. “They didn’t have any lights on or anything. They were just out on the street and in the house.”

It wasn’t until the next day that Brady learned the scale of the tragedy that had occurred across the street.

“My roommate texted me at work and I was like, ‘Oh my god, I didn’t know.'”

Brady said he and his roommate had just moved into the house across the street from Willis from elsewhere in Kansas City and had spent the past week getting settled. He was reportedly on a hunting trip with his friends over Kansas City Chiefs weekend. They were last seen alive at Willis’ home on January 7th, during a game against the Los Angeles Chargers.

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David Harrington, Clayton McGeeney, and Ricky Johnson were found dead outside a friend’s home in Kansas City on January 9, 2024. (Ricky Johnson/Facebook)

Dukes said she noticed the truck parked outside her home because it was parked in a “weird place where you wouldn’t normally park your car.”

Two trucks are visible in Brady’s video. The dead man’s family accused Willis of not noticing his friend’s car was still on the road and thinking something was wrong.

Days after Willis’ arrest, Johnson’s family told Fox News Digital that they had recovered their son’s car. Another car also left the road, but it’s unclear whether it was driven or towed, Brady said. It is unclear when the three arrived at Willis’ home.

“If they were there on Friday and weren’t found until Tuesday, we don’t know how long they could have been dead,” Brady said.

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Exterior view of the backyard and porch of Jordan Willis' home in Kansas City, Missouri

An exterior view of the backyard and porch of Jordan Willis’ home in Kansas City, Missouri, on Friday, January 26, 2024. The bodies of three of Willis’ friends, Ricky Johnson, Clayton McGeeney, and David Harrington, were found in Willis’ backyard. , a body was found on a porch on January 9, 2024, two days after attending a Kansas City Chiefs home game party. (DWS on Fox News Digital)

“It’s kind of weird,” Brady said of moving into a new home as the tragedy unfolded. “It was…I don’t know, but it was interesting to me. I didn’t know what to say at first.” [about the video], I didn’t realize how big of a deal it was. I wish I hadn’t said anything because my phone is broken and people are hitting me. [But] Just thinking about my family…I hope I can help even a little. ”

He said he had never met Willis before that night.

When asked what she thought about the mysterious death across the street, Brady said, “I have a theory about that.” “For me personally, I don’t know. It’s weird to me. The weirdest thing to me is if it was an overdose, no one called or anything like that – the school I went there and had a party – usually when something like that happens, you call the police or an ambulance and usually no one gets in trouble.”

Ashton Brady poses for a photo on his front porch in Kansas City.

Ashton Brady poses for a photo on the front porch of his home in Kansas City, Missouri, on Tuesday, January 30, 2024. Brady’s neighbor Jordan Willis was briefly detained while police searched his home after three of his friends were found dead in his backyard. Football watching party in early January. (DWS on Fox News Digital)

Kansas City police told Fox News Digital that the three deaths are “100% not being investigated as homicides” and that Willis is not considered a suspect. The private company Platte County contracted to perform the autopsy said it will take six to eight weeks to process the toxicology report, and the full autopsy report will not be released for another 10 to 12 weeks.

Willis’ attorney, John Picerno, said his client worked from home and slept “a lot” of the time before watching the three come out of the home after the Chiefs game. As a result, Picerno said she didn’t see any messages or phone calls or hear concerned loved ones knocking on her door.

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Clayton McGeeney (left), David Hernton (center), Ricky Johnson

Family and friends of Clayton McGeeney (left), David Harrington (center), and Ricky Johnson (right), three of whom mysteriously died in the frigid temperatures outside a friend’s home in Kansas City. In response to this, people are making a fuss in search of answers. (Facebook)

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Willis checked into a rehab facility shortly after leaving home and is “facing his addiction head-on” following a “very heartbreaking wake-up call” from Los Angeles.[ing] “Three of his closest friends were in a very tragic situation,” a source close to the family told FOX News Digital.

Neighbors said two men were seen loading Willis’ belongings into a U-Haul truck for several days starting January 9. Sources say it has since been moved to a warehouse and that Willis is “still cooperating with the police investigation.” investigation. “

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