VA Probes Alleged Snooping On Ohio Bodies Suspect

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Cleveland (AP) -- The Veterans Affairs Hospital in Cleveland says it's looking into whether employees nosed around in the private medical records of a suspected serial killer.

Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center spokeswoman Ashley Trimble tells the Plain Dealer newspaper she can't say anything more than to confirm an investigation into the alleged snooping is under way.

Anthony Sowell, whose Cleveland home and yard have yielded the remains of 11 people, served in the Marines from 1978 to 1985.

The 50-year-old would have been eligible for VA medical care, though the Plain Dealer reports in Tuesday's editions that it's unclear what care he received, if any.

Sowell has been charged with five counts of aggravated murder.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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