H.R. McMaster’s Father Died Under 'Suspicious' Circumstances, Police Say: Reports

Sofia Lotto Persio

Philadelphia Police executed a search warrant at a nursing home on Tuesday where H.R. McMaster Sr. died last week.

The 84-year-old fell, hit his head, was sat down on a chair and then died on April 13 at the Cathedral Village retirement community, 6abc reported on Wednesday. They quoted anonymous sources saying the death is being treated as "suspicious," since the as McMaster is alleged not to have received proper care. 

The investigation of the alleged institutional neglect is being carried out by the Philadelphia police homicide unit, the Philadelphia district attorney, the Attorney General's office and the health department, according to 6abc.

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McMaster Sr.—the father of former National Security Adviser General H.R. McMaster, recently replaced by former U.N. ambassador John Bolton—was receiving care at the facility after suffering a stroke. 

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White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster arrives to deliver the keynote remarks during a discussion on 'Syria: Is the Worst Yet to Come?' in Washington, DC, on March 15, 2018. His father H.R. McMaster Sr. died in a nursing home in Philadelphia under "suspicious" circumstances, police say. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Cathedral Village became part of Presbyterian Senior Living in 2015. Online reviews of the facility on caring.com, an independent site specializing in senior care, commented on Cathedral Village's beauty and variety of facilities on offer, but also on its price. Two particularly negative reviews remarked on lack of attention to the patients.

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"We remain committed to the safety and welfare of all our residents and have made every effort to cooperate," a Cathedral Village spokesperson said in a statement to 6abc. Cathedral Village did not respond to a request for comment by Newsweek.

The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office said the investigation is still ongoing. “We are working closely with the Philadelphia Police Department to thoroughly and carefully review this tragic incident. This investigation is in the very early stages,” a spokesperson told CBS3.

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