Amid McDonald's Millionaire Wife's Death Investigation, 2 Men Accused of Stealing Hay From Her Farm

Two 33-year-old men have been arrested for allegedly stealing more than $30,000 in hay from a Westchester farm belonging to Lois Colley, the 83-year-old wife of a millionaire McDonald's franchisee found dead at her Manhattan home last year.

The men, Angel Parra Penafiel and Hugo Ramirez-Morales, both of North Salem, New York, have not been named suspects in the Colley case. No persons of interest have been named in the investigation into her death Nov. 9.

Authorities allege Parra Penafiel and Ramirez-Morales stole hay from Colley's Windswept Farm over the last several years and sold it. They were employed by the farm as laborers.

Both men were remanded to the Westchester County Jail in lieu of bail Sunday. It wasn't clear if either man had an attorney who could comment on the allegations.

Meanwhile, the investigation continues into Colley's death. Investigators have said she died of blunt force trauma; she was found dead in the main house laundry room of her 300-acre North Salem estate by a caretaker.

A small fire extinguisher was missing from the home.

Colley's husband, Eugene, is known for his empire of roughly 100 McDonald's restaurants. Police said he isn't considered a suspect.

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