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Family on 97-year-old found buried in backyard: 'We tried to get help'

Credit: 7News - The Denver Channel
Published on May 24, 2019 - Duration: 02:01s

Family on 97-year-old found buried in backyard: 'We tried to get help'

About five months after a neighbor first reported Leonie had disappeared, detectives dug up the grave in Daniel Shannon's backyard.

Detectives said that Shannon eventually confessed that he hid her death to keep collecting her social security, saying he needed the money to fund a patent on his invention.

Years ago, his inventions, including a self-closing toilet seat, were featured in the Loveland newspaper, but his brother said they never took off.

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