Monday, August 17, 2009

Couple Found Dead, Monkey Guarding Bodies

monkeyPolice are trying to figure out what happened to two people who were found dead Saturday in an Orlando, Fla., home, surrounded by dozens of pets, including dogs, cats, birds and four exotic monkeys.

One of the monkeys was holding on to one of the two people and would not let go, police told ABC News affiliate WFTV in Orlando.

A family member called police after finding the two inside their home in College Park, police said.

Police identified the two people as Kathryn Whitson and her boyfriend Walter Simpson, both 72. It had not yet been determined how they died, but foul play was not suspected, police said.

"You can't really describe how you feel when you respond to something like that, especially when you have two people dead and you don't know why," Orlando Police Sgt. Barb Jones told WFTV.

Police and Orange County animal welfare agents had been to the home before to investigate reports of squalid conditions in the house.

Full story here.

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