Assisted living worker charged over body buried at GA facility

Share this article:

A nurse at an assisted living facility in Georgia has been charged with concealing a body that was buried on the property, according to local news reports.

Police acting on a tip went to Rosewood Manor in Nicholls and questioned nurse Diana Marie Malphus Jacobs on Friday, officials said. She told them someone had been buried in a shed, and the body was recovered.

Investigators believe the body is that of a former Rosewood resident but are awaiting confirmation from an autopsy, local ABC and NBC affiliate WALB reported. Authorities still are trying to determine the cause of death and who was involved in the burial.

A judge denied bail for Malphus Jacobs on Monday, citing a risk she might intimidate potential witnesses, according to WALB. She has a history of minor criminal offenses and her licensed practical nurse credential is probation-lapsed, the news source stated.

Rosewood Manor's listed telephone number was not in operation as of Tuesday afternoon. Various senior living sites lists it as having six beds.

Share this article:

More in News

$1.3 million settlement marks second recent deal over SNF supervision of therapy providers

$1.3 million settlement marks second recent deal over ...

A Maryland nursing home company has agreed to a $1.3 million settlement over charges that it did not prevent overbilling by its contracted therapy provider, federal authorities announced Monday. This ...

MedPAC chairman: Three-day stay requirement is 'archaic'

The government should pay for skilled nursing care without a preliminary three-day hospital stay, and the recovery auditor program should be reformed, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission members said at a meeting Friday.

Nursing homes can't carve out billing, collections in arbitration agreements, AR Supreme ...

A nursing home arbitration agreement largely reserved the provider's rights to sue residents while limiting residents' legal options, causing it to fail a "mutual obligation" requirement, the Arkansas Supreme Court recently ruled .