Elderly brother and sister found dead on floor after 'freak accident'

Elderly Brother And Sister Found Dead On Floor After 'Freak Accident'

A police officer in South Connellsville, Pennsylvania investigating the deaths of an elderly brother and sister described the scene as, "very sad."

The two siblings were found entwined on the floor of their home, and it is believed their deaths were precipitated by a fall, notes the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

According to authorities, 87-year-old Henry Shirocky appeared to have been the one who either collapsed or lost his balance.

It's believed his sister, 82-year-old Lucille Shirocky, tried to help him but in the process found herself on the ground and unable to get up, reports BuzzFeed News.

Police note she had medical issues and used a wheelchair.

The incident was called in by a meal delivery worker who noticed food dropped off previously hadn't been taken inside.

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