Death of former Trump advisor's father in Philly labeled suspicious

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 19, 2018 11:13 AM

FILE PHOTO: National security adviser H.R. McMaster waves as he walks into the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

(Philadelphia) -- Law enforcement and state Health Department officials are investigating the death of H.R. McMaster Sr., the father of President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, at a Philadelphia senior care facility.

The 84-year-old McMaster, a retired U.S. Army officer, died April 13 at Cathedral Village continuing care retirement facility.

Police and state Attorney General's office investigators are looking into it as a suspicious death.

The Philadelphia Medical Examiner's office says McMaster died of "blunt impact head trauma."

Facility officials say they are cooperating with investigators. They also say they contacted the Health Department and launched an internal investigation.

H.R. McMaster Jr. served as Trump's national security adviser from February 2017 through March 22, when he resigned.

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