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Family of 81-year-old veteran files notice of claim in suspicious death investigation at Clarksburg VA Medical Center

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – The family of 81-year-old Air Force veteran George Shaw, whose death while at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg was ruled a homicide in August, has filed a notice of claim regarding his death.

The claim document states that Shaw was given an injection of insulin that was not necessary and was not ordered for him, causing him to develop severe hypoglycemia, which caused his death.

After a 28-year military career in the U.S. Air Force, Shaw retired before becoming an employee at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center for eight years. Shaw was admitted to the VA Medical Center on March 22, 2018, according to the claim. The claim states Shaw was examined and subsequently admitted. His health improved over the next couple of days, according to the claim.

The claim then states that on March 26, 2018,

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Family searches for answers after veteran’s suspicious death

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Linda Shaw’s eye focused on one word in her father’s autopsy report.

“Homicide.”

“First thing you see in bold print is homicide. It’s midway down the page, and that’s what you see first,” Shaw said in an interview with MetroNews’ “Talkline.”

The Shaw family is among about 10 dealing with the unthinkable — mysterious deaths at the VA hospital in Clarksburg.

Air Force veteran George Shaw, 81, needed treatment for low blood pressure and symptoms of dehydration. But his symptoms plummeted unexpectedly and he died.

“This shouldn’t have happened,” Linda Shaw, his daughter, remembered thinking. “There is no way on God’s green earth that this should have happened.”

Veterans received assurances of medical care for the rest of their lives. But families are now living with horror and sorrow that they died of unnatural causes while trying to receive care.

The FBI and the Office of Inspector General for the Veterans Administration are investigating.

Read more at: http://wvmetronews.com/2019/09/16/family-searches-for-answers-after-veterans-suspicious-death/

Family searches for answers after veteran’s suspicious death – WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Linda Shaw’s eye focused on one word in her father’s autopsy report.

“Homicide.”

“First thing you see in bold print is homicide. It’s midway down the page, and that’s what you see first,” Shaw said in an interview with MetroNews’ “Talkline.”

The Shaw family is among about 10 dealing with the unthinkable — mysterious deaths at the VA hospital in Clarksburg.

Air Force veteran George Shaw, 81, needed treatment for low blood pressure and symptoms of dehydration. But his symptoms plummeted unexpectedly and he died.

“This shouldn’t have happened,” Linda Shaw, his daughter, remembered thinking. “There is no way on God’s green earth that this should have happened.”

Veterans received assurances of medical care for the rest of their lives. But families are now living with horror and sorrow that they died of unnatural causes while trying to receive care.

The FBI and the Office of Inspector General for the Veterans Administration are investigating.

Read more at: http://wvmetronews.com/2019/09/16/family-searches-for-answers-after-veterans-suspicious-death/

Third family comes forward in Clarksburg VA Hospital death investigation

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (WOWK) — There is more troubling information concerning deaths at the VA Medical Center in Clarksburg. A third family has come forward saying their loved one died under suspicious circumstances. 87-year-old Navy Veteran John Hallman died in June of 2018. An attorney representing surviving relatives is outraged.

“They put their lives at risk for us. They served their country. And they deserve the very best and they didn’t get it. And it’s hard to imagine the disappointment and the betrayal that these families feel,” said Tony O’Dell, an attorney representing five families who had a loved one die at the VA.

While Hallman’s death has yet to be ruled a homicide, it does fit the known pattern in several other deaths. He died on floor 3-A of the hospital. He was given insulin injections, even though he did not need them. And his condition was either

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A second veteran’s family says he died a ‘suspicious death’ at VA Medical Center

The family of a second man has come forward to say his death is one of several suspicious deaths being investigated at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, West Virginia.

George Nelson Shaw Sr.’s family confirmed to USA Today that the 81-year-old Air Force Veteran’s death is among 11 being probed by the Veterans Affairs Office of the Inspector General.

Shaw went to the VA hospital on March 22, 2018 with low blood pressure and was tired and dehydrated, his wife Norma Shaw told USA Today. He was admitted to the hospital, given fluids and was soon up and “walking the halls,” she told the newspaper.

But on his fourth day there, his blood sugar crashed, Norma Shaw said.

“It started going back up and then it crashed again,” she told USA Today. “After

Read more at: https://wtkr.com/2019/09/01/a-second-veterans-family-says-he-died-a-suspicious-death-at-va-medical-center/

Veteran’s suspicious death at VA has made family feel betrayed, lawyer says

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Air Force veteran George Shaw, 81, was in relatively good health and expected to be released shortly after checking into the Veterans Administration hospital in Clarksburg, his family’s lawyer said.

“He just wasn’t feeling well. He was a little tired, dehydrated. He was responding well. He was up walking the halls. He was looking at a Monday discharge,” Clarksburg attorney David Glover said on MetroNews’ “Talkline.”

Instead, Shaw took a turn for the worse on March 26, 2018, because of “a sudden hypoglycemic event that was completely unexpected and unexplained.”

With his blood sugar crashing, he went down hill. By April 10, 2018, he was dead.

Now, Shaw’s family is the second to come forward with deep, disturbing concerns about a death at the Louis A. Johnson Medical Center.

Glover says representatives of the Office of Inspector for the Veterans Administration and investigators with the FBI have told the family Shaw died

Read more at: http://wvmetronews.com/2019/08/30/veterans-suspicious-death-at-va-has-made-family-feel-betrayed-lawyer-says/

Family seeks answers after man found dead, wrapped in blanket

A man’s body was found wrapped in a blanket and his family is searching for answers.

Julie VanSliedrecht said she got a call July 13 that her son, Jesse Alswager, 34, was found dead.

“(He was) always smiling,” she said. “He had a big smile, a beautiful smile.”

She believes her son was murdered at his home near S. 34th and W. Scott streets in Milwaukee.

“I want to know who did this,” she said Friday.

WISN 12 News learned the body was found wrapped in a blanket in his room.

“(The scene) was, I guess, just unbelievably horrific,” Alswager’s aunt, Mary Braun, said.

His mom said when Alswager’s friend found his body, he had been dead for several days.

Police ruled it a suspicious death and said they’re looking for a person of interest.

Alswager’s family said his home was ransacked and his Jeep was stolen.

“It’s somebody that he knew, that he allowed in the

Read more at: https://www.wisn.com/article/milwaukee-dead-body-found-wrapped-in-blanket/8385701

Authorities ruled her death a suicide, but her family believes she was killed

When St. Johns County sheriff’s deputies arrived at the St. Augustine, Florida, home of Jeremy Banks on Sept. 2, 2010, they found his 24-year-old girlfriend Michelle O’Connell lying on the floor with a gunshot wound to the head and dozens of prescription painkillers in her pocket.

“Please get someone to my house!” Banks had told the 911 operator. “Please. Send — my girlfriend, I think she just shot herself. There’s blood everywhere!”

Watch the full story on “20/20” TONIGHT at 10 p.m. EDT on ABC

PHOTO: Michelle OConnell had just landed her dream job at a day care center before her death,OConnell Family
Michelle O’Connell had just landed her dream job at a day care center before her death,

Deputies found Banks, a fellow St. Johns County sheriff’s deputy, crouched at the bathroom door, clutching his phone.

The gun was found on O’Connell’s

Read more at: https://abcnews.go.com/US/florida-woman-found-dead-authorities-ruled-suicide-family/story?id=65105939

Mysterious death at Dauphin County Prison has family seeking answers | News

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Thomas Matthews and Carmen Riley pose for a photo in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on August 15, 2019. They are raising questions about the July 1 death of their 21-year-old son, Ty’rique Riley, while in custody of Dauphin County Prison. (AP Photo/Michael Rubinkam)

(Harrisburg) — Carmen Riley bent over her unconscious son, looked into his eyes and knew. It didn’t take a mother’s intuition or a doctor’s prognosis to figure out that Ty’rique was gone.

Several days earlier, 21-year-old Ty’rique Riley had been jailed after an altercation with his father. Now he lay in a hospital bed, his body covered in lacerations and deep, dark bruises. He was missing teeth. His kidneys were failing.

How did this happen? And who was responsible?

Seven weeks after his death, Riley’s family and supporters are pushing for answers.

“This family’s been kept in the dark. The first thing they want is answers,” said their attorney,

Read more at: https://www.witf.org/news/2019/08/mysterious-death-in-custody-has-family-seeking-answers.php