LORAIN, Ohio (WJW) -- A former employee at a Lorain County nursing facility is the focus of a police investigation into her treatment of patients after detectives discovered disturbing photos and videos on her phone while investigating an unrelated crime.
A gunman opened fire on a house on West 21st Street in Lorain at night last month, killing 2-year-old Camily Patterson and wounding two adults inside the home.
Police quickly identified a person of interest in the triple shooting, and it led them to question a friend of the potential suspect. Investigators say 26-year-old Jocelyn Wright provided an alibi for the suspect that turned out to be false. Wright was charged with obstructing official business.
Police say Wright gave investigators permission to check her cellphone in their search for any communication with the murder suspect. Police found photos and videos on the phone that took their investigation of Wright in a different direction.
“Disturbing photos of patients naked, lying on the floor, patients that appeared to have fallen back from their wheelchairs you know basically upside down, patients on the toilet,” said Lorain Police Detective Sgt. Buddy Sivert.
Lorain Police said Wright was a caregiver at the Main Street Care Center in Avon Lake. Police turned over evidence to Avon Lake Police. Detectives are working to determine if Wright should face criminal charges for her conduct at the nursing center.