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Body found in the stairwell on the grounds of San Francisco hospital

The body of a woman was found Wednesday in a building stairwell to the gardens of San Francisco General Hospital, authorities said.

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SAN FRANCISCO – the body of A woman was found Wednesday in a building stairwell to the gardens of San Francisco General Hospital, authorities said.

San Francisco Department of public Health spokeswoman Rachel kagan said that the body was found around 1 p.m. by an employee of a power plant building. She said that the coroner was the investigation into the cause of the death and the woman’s identity has not been established.

It is sometimes said there were no reports of missing persons of the patients. It is sometimes said employees only have access to the building and investigators were trying to determine how the woman gained access. She didn’t say how recently, the corridor was controlled by security guards.

Five years ago, the body of a missing patient was found in a stairwell at the same hospital, more than two weeks after a patient disappeared from her room.

An autopsy determined that 57-year-old Lynne Spalding had been dead for several days before her body was found in a stairwell, that had to be always checked by security.

The Sheriff’s Department, which is responsible for hospital security, paid in Spalding’s family $3 million for the settlement of a legal claim.

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