Brothers found dead in Uniontown, cause under investigation

Brothers found dead in Uniontown, cause under investigation

UNIONTOWN, Pa. — UPDATE 11 p.m.

Uniontown police told Channel 11 they are still investigating, but the death of two brothers does not appear to be a homicide.

"Everyone just pray for the family,” said neighbor Lisa Harris. “This community needs all of our prayers, whatever’s going on."

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Uniontown police rushed to the home along John Street around 1:30 Wednesday afternoon, after a family friend walked inside and made a horrifying discovery.

"Saw one deceased and went and checked upstairs and found another one,” said Lt. Tom Kolencik. “It was, I'm sure, startling for him."

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Police investigated for almost five hours.

Investigators said the two men are brothers in their 40s who live there with their elderly mother.

The circumstances leading up to their deaths are not clear.

Police would not comment if it was drug-related; however, officers were spotted walking into the home wearing hazmat suits.

“We need to be safe to save a life," Kolencik said. “Anytime you're dealing today with drugs and fentanyl, we take extra precautions now. It's airborne so we're extra cautious anytime we suspect that might be."

Kolencik added the family is well-known in the community.

Autopsies are scheduled for Thursday.

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Two bodies were found in Uniontown Wednesday afternoon.

Investigators confirm a friend found the door open to a home on John Street.

He walked inside and found a man dead downstairs and one dead upstairs.

"Although it's still under investigation, this does not appear to be a homicide," said Lt. Tom Kolencik with Uniontown police. "We are not able to confirm if this is drug-related until an autopsy is performed and results are returned."