SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Family and friends of 57-year-old Lynne Spalding are asking for more details about how she was found dead in a San Francisco General Hospital stairwell more than two weeks after she disappeared from her hospital bed.
Dr. Todd May, San Francisco General Hospital’s chief medical officer, confirmed at a news conference Wednesday morning that a body found Tuesday at the hospital was that of Spalding.
“What happened at our hospital is horrible,” May said. “This has shaken us to our core.”
Spalding was admitted to the hospital on Sept. 19 for an infection and two days later slipped out of her bed and disappeared.
Family members said they were concerned she may have been confused because of medication she was taking and said she was unwell and frail.
May said Spalding had improved during her two days at the hospital and was in “fair condition” at the time she disappeared.