On July 21, Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies found the body of 24 year-old Joe Fitzpatrick on the floor of a house in Congress, AZ. Now, the strange circumstances surrounding his death have the victim’s family asking if he had to die and law enforcement investigating what could have caused it.
Fitzpatrick’s family told the ABC15 Investigators that he had been trying to find a cure for his Type 1 diabetes, and that he had been in the care of someone who claimed to be a spiritual healer.
Sheriff’s deputies say no one in the house at the time – one man and three women – called medical personnel for help.
Deputies extensively interviewed all of the people in the house, but said that none of them would identify themselves with a full name. They all referred to themselves only as “living beings.”
The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the death but said that “deputies found no initial indications that actions of the ‘living beings’ were a factor in Joseph’s death,” in a media release.
The man was ill but had he consulted ONLY alternative treatments instead of conventional ones known to work? Is his death the result of eschewing geniune treatment for the promises of the spiritual healer? Results of tests for cause of death are still pending.
Here is the video report