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OKC man remembers family found deceased in Niles

NILES, Mich. --- An Oklahoma City man said his father and sister were found deceased in their home in the 600 block of Woodruff Wednesday afternoon.

Timmothy Bivins said he found out his father, Albert Bivins, 81, and sister, Patricia Bivins, 55, died after a phone call from his fiancé.

“She told me that my dad and my sister died,” Bivins said. “It just hit me like a pound of bricks.”

He said he was just reconnecting with his father and sister. He added that he planned on visiting their home on Woodruff Street this year.

“This is just something I didn’t expect,” he said.

A concerned neighbor called police after seeing the amount of snow built up on the car in the driveway.

An officer went to the door but no one answered.

When the officer looked inside, an elderly man was spotted lying on the couch but did not appear to be breathing.

Officers from Niles Police and Niles firefighters broke a window to gain access to the home.

The temperature in the home was below 32 degrees. Police said there was gas and electric to the home.

Bivins said his sister had special needs and his father had dementia, but does not believe their conditions had anything to do with their deaths.

“To have this happen to my sister and my dad, a couple of days after the new year, it’s not easy,” Bivins said.

He said now he just needs love and support to help send home who he calls two of his angels.

“Remember you’re only on this earth for a minute by dust in the wind,” Bivins said. “Tell someone you love them and that Wednesday is when my dad and my sister died, I love you.”

Bivins said it’s important to give his dad and sister a proper burial, and is asking for the public’s help. He has started a GoFundMe page to cover funeral costs, if you'd like to donate click here.

 

 

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