SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — Investigators looking into the death of a woman found in a stairwell at San Francisco General Hospital now have a new twist to examine: a worker reported stepping over an unconscious woman a week before her body was found.
It’s still unclear why the Sheriff’s Department did not locate the woman after hospital authorities reported the worker’s finding.READ MORE: Storm Watch: Evacuation Orders Issued for CZU Burn Zones in Santa Cruz County
Fifty-seven-year-old Lynne Spalding disappeared from her room Sept. 21, two days after she was admitted for an infection. Her body was found Oct. 8 in the locked stairwell.READ MORE: Police Activity Temporarily Shuts Highway 17 Saturday Afternoon
Her cause of death has not been determined. Investigators believe she had been dead for several days when her body was discovered.
An orderly reported seeing a woman passed out in the stairwell on Oct. 1.MORE NEWS: Elon Musk, Tesla Super Fans Blast Biden Administration Move Toward Regulating Autopilot
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