Twin sisters, 73, found dead in home together

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By Alysha Bohanon

A pair of identical twin sisters, age 73, were found dead in their California home Feb. 26. Authorities believe the deaths were of natural causes and occurred within a short time of each other, news sources report.

Police found Patricia and Joan Miller in the home they shared in South Lake Tahoe. One sister was in a downstairs bedroom and the other was in the hallway outside, according to ABC News.

"My perception is one died and the other couldn't handle it," Detective Matt Harwood with the El Dorado County sheriff's office told ABC News.

Police have ruled out foul play in the deaths. "It appears purely natural, but we are still trying to piece it all together." Harwood told ABC News.

The twins were former entertainers and appeared on "The Hoffman Hayride," a television show in the 1950s. The sisters also entertained troops at military bases, according to KARE 11.

But as they aged, the twins withdrew into their home and cut themselves off from the world, according to ABC News. They avoided interacting with friends and neighbors, and police were unable to locate the sisters' family members.

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