Carer investigated following suspicious deaths at home


Police are investigating a member of staff at a care home for the elderly in Zeeland who may be involved in “several” suspicious deaths.

According to regional paper PZC, police became involved following an investigation by the management at the Cleijenborch home in Colijnsplaat, which had been alerted to the carer’s behaviour by colleagues.

In one incident, a 87-year-old woman in a wheelchair fell down the stairs and died two days later. How the woman ended up falling was never explained, but according to staff at the home, one carer in particular had been the last person present when this and several other deaths occurred.

It is not clear how many people died under suspicious circumstances at the Cleijenborgh home, which has 130 staff and is home to some 80 elderly people, most of whom have dementia and or physical needs.

The person who is being investigated has not been arrested. “The investigation is ongoing and the person is not regarded as a suspect at the moment,” a police spokesman said. Relatives of the people in the home have been informed.

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