U.S. Attorney’s Office recognized for work on Clarksburg VA Hospital serial murder case

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jarod J. Douglas and Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon S. Flower. / Photo courtesy U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of W.Va.

CLARKSBURG – United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II is proud to announce that Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jarod J. Douglas and Brandon S. Flower are being recognized Thursday for their tireless and superior work on the case of serial killer Reta Mays.

The Annual Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency Awards ceremony took place virtually this week. The award for excellence in investigation will be given to the Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General investigative team for the murders committed by a nursing assistant at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, West Virginia. This award is given in recognition of the personal sacrifice, exceptional investigative work, and unwavering dedication demonstrated in successfully investigating this case.

Douglas and Flowers will be recognized, along with VA OIG Resident Agent in Charge Keith Vereb, VA OIG Special Agent in Charge Colin Davis, VA OIG Special Agent in Charge Kim Lampkins, FBI Special Agent Ashley Archibald, and WV State Trooper Corporal John Smith.

In July 2020, Reta Mays, a former nursing assistant at the VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, admitted to killing seven veterans, and attempting to kill an eighth, with insulin injections. Mays was sentenced in May 2021 to seven consecutive life sentences plus 20 years.

For more information on the case, go to https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndwv/pr/former-va-hospital-nursing-assistant-sentenced-seven-consecutive-life-sentences.

The Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) is an independent entity established within the executive branch to address integrity, economy and effectiveness issues that transcend individual Government agencies and aid in the establishment of a professional, well-trained and highly skilled workforce in the Offices of Inspectors General.

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