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How the eff does this even happen????

Anonymous
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A woman checked herself in the hospital for a bladder infection. She went missing from her hospital room 17 days ago. Family is searching all over for her and she is found dead in the hospital stairwell?? Why was the hospital not searched. I just don't understand how that happened.

 

http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/09/justice/body-in-hospital-stairwell/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

 

Woman found dead in hospital stairwell believed to be missing patient

By Lateef Mungin and Dan Simon, CNN
updated 7:59 AM EDT, Wed October 9, 2013

Woman's body found in hospital stairwell

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Lynne Spalding went missing from San Francisco General Hospital
  • She was last seen in her hospital room on September 21
  • The hospital says it does not know what happened

San Francisco (CNN) -- She checked herself into a hospital 17 days ago for a bladder infection. But nobody could've predicted it would end like this.

 

When Lynne Spalding went missing from San Francisco General Hospital, her friends frantically searched and left messages on a Facebook page to keep each other hopeful.

 

On Tuesday, the messages on the "Find Lynne" Facebook page turned from hope to anger. A body was found in an exterior stairwell of the hospital, and a law enforcement source says it is believed to be Spalding.

 

How could this be? Spalding's friends had searched throughout San Francisco, in alleys and shelters, handing out hundreds of fliers. They wondered whether the woman, dazed by powerful medication, was wandering around somewhere.

 

"So we have a lot of questions as her family and friends," said David Perry, a Spalding family spokesman. "Did anyone see her leave the room? Did she leave alone? Is there videotape of Lynne leaving the hospital or wandering the halls?"

 

All who looked for Spalding, 57, who has two adult children, assumed the hospital had been searched thoroughly.

 

"Dumbfounded that they didn't find her for two weeks?! Where the hell were they looking?!" Liz Kennedy wrote on the "Find Lynne" website.

 

"I honestly believe there should be an investigation into how the hospital areas were not thoroughly checked by the staff," another poster named Sunil Raj wrote.

 

Hospital officials and police say they are investigating. The hospital says it has no idea how the body ended up in the rarely-used staircase.

 

"We're distressed," Rachael Kagan, a spokeswoman for San Francisco General Hospital, told CNN affiliate KTVU. "We don't know what happened. That's our top priority, is to find that out."

 

Spalding was last seen in the morning of September 21. Nurses were checking on her every 15 minutes, but at 10:30 a.m., she was gone.

 

Thirty minutes later, two of her friends and her boyfriend arrived at the hospital to visit, Perry said. They were told that Spalding had been missing for 30 minutes, Perry said.

 

"Someone has died in a mysterious fashion at San Francisco General Hospital, an institution which is known for healing," Perry said. "And tonight I'm sure the staff of SF General is horrified and confused, certainly the family is horrified and confused."

 

Corpse found in L.A. hotel's water tank

 

CNN's Lateef Mungin wrote and reported from Atlanta, and Dan Simon reported from San Francisco

 

 

Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 9, 2013 at 9:12 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 9, 2013 at 9:16 AM

bump

PinkyPan
by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 9:19 AM

Wow. How did the hospital miss this? There has to be video cameras or at the very least you would think that someone, anyone searched the entire hospital for this woman. How did no one use this stairwell for 2 weeks time? That poor woman.

shajdinyak
by Silver Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 9:22 AM
Interesting and crazy! Would love to hear what they find out! Could she have been delerious and wandered? I have heard of that happening with bladder infections/pain meds but where were all the staff?!
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lnr187
by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 9:28 AM
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i find it hard to believe that no one walked those stairs in 17 days! even 'rarely used' should have been checked! something isn't right here. and video surveilence should have been checked immediately. from her floor and following her tracks!

PinkButterfly66
by Sapphire Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 9:28 AM

I don't understand why the hospital did not search the entire building until now?

scarletmeshell
by Platinum Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 9:31 AM

This is just so sad.

momma-flynn
by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 9:31 AM
Wow that's nuts that no one found her for so long
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Oct. 9, 2013 at 9:32 AM

That must have been one hell of a bladder infection to check yourself into a hospital.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 9, 2013 at 11:12 AM

bump

sheena696
by Platinum Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Very weird story...

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