Sheriff: Daughter buried father in desert, stole VA benefits

Posted at 9:13 AM, August 30, 2023


NYE COUNTY, Nev. (Court TV) — A Missouri woman is facing charges in Nevada after her father’s remains were discovered buried in a homemade coffin in the desert.

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This booking photo provided by the Nye County Sheriff’s Office shows Gennice Walker. (Nye County Sheriff’s Office)

95-year-old Bruce Brown was last seen in April 2023, according to the Nye County Sheriff’s Office. An investigation determined his daughter, Gennice Walker, was living off Brown’s social security and VA benefits in Kansas City.

Walker reportedly refused to cooperate with investigators and was arrested in Kansas City. Authorities then served a search warrant in Nevada that led to the discovery of Brown’s remains in a homemade coffin in a residential backyard.

Authorities said Walker is being held in Kansas City on charges of larceny and obstructing a police officer.

Walker will be extradited to Nye County.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked by officials to contact the Nye County Sheriff’s Office at 775-751-7000. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or visit



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