Person of interest identified in Clarksburg VA investigation

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – A report from the Washington Post says a person of interest has been identified in the ongoing investigation into suspicious deaths at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center.

The report says the investigation is now focused on a now ex-employee of the hospital. The Washington Post reports the woman was a nursing assistant who worked the overnight shift.

The report also says the woman was assigned to monitor several of the veterans who died in what are known as one-on-one bedside vigils for patients who need extra attention.

The report says the woman was fired in 2018 after hospital workers discovered that she had lied on her resume.

The Washington Post report says the woman has not been charged.