The decayed body of a veteran was located just 60 feet from his bedroom in an emergency stairwell of a Massachusetts VA after he had been missing for a month.
Veteran Timothy White, 62, entered the Bedford Veterans Quarters in Bedford, Massachusetts, in January of 2020 after being homeless. On May 13 of 2020, White went missing from his single-tenant bedroom and was not discovered until June 12 when another resident found White on a rarely used stairwell.
After conducting an investigation into the death of White, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), “found that Mr. White’s disappearance did not receive the attention it deserved from VA, an agency that is required by federal law to provide for the protection of all persons on its property.”
The report found that staff at the facility, Bedford Police, and VA authorities all failed