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An Arizona man allegedly secretly buried his deceased 97-year-old mother in an attempt to continue getting her Social Security and Veterans Affairs benefits.
Daniel Shannon, the 66-year-old son from San Tan Valley, was arrested Wednesday after a nearly two-month investigation for allegedly burying Leonie Shannon, his mother, in the backyard, according to a statement from the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.
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A concerned citizen called police to the home on April 7 after Leonie Shannon hadn’t been seen since December, the statement read. Leonie Shannon was supposed to be under her son’s care.
During that home meeting with cops, Daniel said that his mother had “walked away from the home” on December 21, 2018. He said that his mother had done this in the past, and he hadn’t reported her missing because he wanted her VA benefits to continue in case of...
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