FBI, VA investigating deaths at West Virginia veteran facility

FILE PHOTO: The FBI and the VA are investigating the deaths of at least 10 veterans at a VA facility in Clarksburg, West Virginia.
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FILE PHOTO: The FBI and the VA are investigating the deaths of at least 10 veterans at a VA facility in Clarksburg, West Virginia.

The FBI and the Department of Veterans Affairs are investigating the deaths of at least 10 veterans at a VA facility in Clarksburg, West Virginia.

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Among those who died is Felix McDermott, of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. His death has been attributed to an allegedly fatal dose of insulin.

In a statement sent to WPXI, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia said:

"There is an ongoing and comprehensive federal criminal investigation underway into the circumstances surrounding the deaths of certain patients at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center. The investigation, conducted by my office, along with the FBI and the VA OIG, was initiated as soon as potential criminal conduct was discovered and continues to be a top priority. We fully understand the desire for a speedy resolution and need for closure. The VA will continue to coordinate with the affected families, but in order to protect the integrity of the investigation, we will not be making any additional comments until the investigation is complete."