Twins famous for being featured in a popular TV show found dead at 33, police suspect suicide
Twin sisters were found dead last month with fatal shots. Amanda and Sara Eldritch were famous after appearing on television to speak about their OCD.
According to Faith Family America, the pair was found dead in their car on March 30, 2018. At the time of their death, they had both been treated to alleviate the symptoms of their OCD.
Amanda and Sara Eldritch, 33, became well-known after appearing on an episode of The Doctors. The American talk show deals with health experts who dive into unique, health-related stories.
The sisters appeared on the CBS series in 2017 after they became the first in the state to undergo a procedure called deep brain stimulation. In 2015, the procedure was implemented to help alleviate their debilitating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) symptoms.
The twins had previously spoken about the limiting effects OCD had on their lives, noting that before the surgery, they took 10-hour long showers and would frequently rub their faces with so much hydrogen peroxide their eyebrows turned orange. https://t.co/eY90g4zgLp— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) April 3, 2018
The twins were obsessed with the cleanliness of their own bodies. According to 9 News, they admitted to going through multiple bars of soap and bottles of rubbing alcohol per day.
The Denver Post reported that the girls had actually tried to take their own lives in their adolescence. They told the outlet that they’d thought about suicide in the past, but felt encouraged by the success of their surgery.
“We believe it to be either a suicide pact or a homicide/suicide. It will take ballistic testing to determine.”
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office, Faith Family America, April 5, 2018
The pair was discovered on Friday having suffered fatal gunshot wounds in a vehicle parked on the side of a road at a rest stop near Canon City, Colorado. The tourist attraction is located about three hours away from the home that they had shared together.
The Colorado Springs Gazette reported that it was a suicide pact death. It’s unclear if their deaths had anything to do with their OCD or the medical procedure they had.
The Denver DBS Center stated that the procedure involved electrode wires that were placed in the brain of each patient to stimulate their muscles to correct the symptoms plaguing them.
In a segment for the TV series, the sister’s had detailed the anxiety they felt from being apart from one another for just one night in an effort to cure their codependency.
“I feel very lonely without her. I’m anxious that I’ll sleep in tomorrow and miss my chance to meet back up with her,” Sara had said at the time, just hours after separating from Amanda according to Fox News.