Nevada Woman Extradited After Being Accused of Burying Her Father’s Remains Then Collecting His Social Security and VA Benefits

by Xara Aziz
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A Nevada woman has been extradited after it was found that she buried her father’s remains in a homemade coffin, then lived off his Social Security and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs benefits.

Nye County officials served a search warrant Friday in the 3800 block of Peggy Avenue and discovered the buried human remains, which has since been identified as 95-year-old Bruce Brown, according to the Nye County Sheriff’s Office. The office further stated that they had begun investigating the case earlier this year after he went missing in April.

Detectives traveled to Kansas City to question Brown’s daughter Gennice Walker, after finding probable cause that she was living off her father’s Social Security and VA benefits.

Authorities were later tipped off that Walker buried her father in a local desert. According to reports, Walker refused to cooperate with police and was arrested.

She will be extradited to Nye County as the investigation continues, according to The Kansas City Star.

“Nye County officials ask anyone with information to contact the sheriff’s office at 775-751-7000 or the anonymous tips line at 702-385-5555,” the report reads.

According to a Judge & Priestley report, “Under the Forfeiture Rule, you cannot inherit from your parents’ estate if you have been convicted of their murder. This creates a unique complication because the murderer is still alive, unable to benefit and, as they did not predecease the parents, no lineal descendants or subsequent legatees are entitled to inherit either.

The report continues: “Unfortunately, this order of inheritance could not be disregarded or circumvented by any measures. Even though this rule was intended to prevent unjust outcomes, it punished not only the criminals but the innocent legatees, leaving estates to pass potentially to distant relatives, which likely went against the intention of the deceased person.”

This story is developing.

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