SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (AP) – It took 11 days and the help of dozens of strangers, but police have finally been able to locate the family of a pair of reclusive twin sisters who were found dead in their California home last month.
Patricia and Joan Miller lived for nearly 40 years in South Lake Tahoe but often shunned their neighbors. Police found one sister dead in a bedroom, and the other in a hallway during a welfare check on Feb. 26. They were 73.
Investigators issued a public plea this week asking for help in notifying the sisters’ next of kin.
With the help of amateur genealogists who read media accounts of the sisters’ deaths, investigators tracked down three of their cousins late Wednesday.
The cousins hadn’t heard from the sisters in years.
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