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Suspects break-in to dead man's apartment

Deanton McReynolds Deanton McReynolds
Thomas McReynolds Thomas McReynolds

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -- Two men are accused of trying to steal from an apartment in Southeast Rochester after an elderly man passed away.

Investigators say 23-year-old Thomas McReynolds and 22-year-old Deanton McReynolds broke into Joe Mattison's apartment after he died earlier this week.

A rumor that Mattison had a large amount of money tucked away in books, closets... even jars was the reason behind the break-in.

Police say the money had been put into a safe place before others came looking for it.

A neighbor saw four people break into the apartment.

Thomas and Deanton McReynolds and two others may face charges.

Joe Mattison was in his 70's and died of natural causes.

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