Police investigating death of man who lived at group home in West Carrollton
WEST CARROLLTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - West Carrollton Police say they are investigating the death of man who lived at a group home.
The residential manager called 911 saying he believed the man had been physically abused and asked for police to respond. The residential manager said it appeared as though the man had been hit. While police confirm they are investigating the victim's death, they can't comment further as it is an active investigation.
The victim has been identified as Jerrold Duskey, 65. His cause of death is pending, according to the Montgomery County Coroner's Office, but an autopsy has been completed.
Res Care, the company that runs the group home where Duskey lived, has released a statement saying they're heartbroken and cooperating with the investigation.
We were heartbroken to learn that one of the individuals we supported passed away while hospitalized. We are assisting law enforcement in the investigation surrounding the circumstances of this tragic situation.
We continue to work closely and in cooperation with law enforcement and with external investigators. After conducting our own internal investigation, following our policy and protocol, we separated two caregivers from employment who were working during the time the incident occurred.
ResCare’s top priority is always, first and foremost, to ensure the safety and well-being of the individuals we serve. Our employee caregivers are trained to serve with care, compassion and respect.
We do not tolerate behavior that fails to comply with our mission or high standards of care.
ResCare Residential Services provides support to adults and children who need assistance with daily living due to a developmental, cognitive or intellectual disability – helping people reach a higher level of independence to live their best life. Programs offered include a comprehensive range of services, including: Community Living, Behavioral Health Support, In-home Pharmacy Services, TeleCare and Supported Employment.
No charges have been filed in this case.