Alicia Witt’s parents were both found dead at their Massachusetts home.
Robert and Diane Witt were found dead on Monday evening (12.20.21), and the 46-year-old actress has revealed she is still trying “to wrap [her] head “around the news.
Alicia – who starred in ‘The Walking Dead’ – said in a statement to ‘Entertainment Tonight’: “I contacted a cousin who lives near my parents to watch them.
“Unfortunately, the result was unimaginable. I’m asking for some privacy right now to grieve and understand this turn of events and surreal loss.”
The Worcester Police Department confirmed to E! News that there was no sign of foul play when officers arrived at the house after 9 p.m.
A family member called the police after struggling to care for the elderly couple.
However, the case remains under investigation and the cause of death will not be determined until after the autopsy.
Firefighters were also summoned to the house after the bodies were found and checked the air quality inside the property.
But, according to the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, no harmful gases were detected.
Worcester Deputy Fire Chief Adam Roche told the publication: “There was no sign of carbon monoxide.”
A neighbor said the couple have rarely been seen in public lately and their property has fallen into disrepair.
Indeed, a neighbor had been mowing the lawn and clearing snow from the property for several years.
Diane – who died aged 75 – home schooled Alicia and her brother Ian Witt as children.
Meanwhile, Robert – who was 87 when he died – was teaching science at a nearby college.