“It was luck,” Eugene said recently.
“Usually most afternoons I’d sit there on that side of the house (outside). Because I was talking to a friend on the phone, I ended up going inside. … I could have been outside.”
The Grothaus’ daughter, Pam Davenport, said before the COVID-19 pandemic swept through the Region, their family would gather on Wednesday or Thursday in the dining room for game night.
‘Thick-tongued, slurring words’
When officers arrived to the Grothaus’ home in West Creek Township, they saw a pickup truck with Illinois