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Suspicious deaths at McHenry County, Illinois nursing home spur investivation

Suspicions at Woodstock Residence, a McHenry County, Illinois nursing home, have spurred an investigation of whether morphine overdoses contributed to the deaths of six elderly residents of the facility. Whether the claim of nursing home abuse is founded is yet to be seen, as tests are still being performed on the exhumed bodies of three of the victims and the investigation by the Illinois State Police continues. Witnesses have been questioned, but not indicted, by a grand jury in this claim of a very serious medication error. If the results of the testing are not conclusive, the grand jury could call for a deeper investigation into the case. The causes of death listed for the three dead residents are pneumonia, coronary disease and heart disease. The other three possible victims were cremated and their bodies cannot be used in the investigation.

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