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SF Hospital: Body Found in Stairwell That of Missing Patient

 
Posted Wednesday, October 9th 2013 @ 3pm  by KFBK News

The San Francisco medical examiner moves the body of 57-year-old Lynne Spalding on a gurney at San Francisco General Hospital on October 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. 57-year-old Lynne Spalding, of San Francisco was found dead in a remote stairwell at San Francisco General Hospital after she was reported missing from her hospital room more than two weeks ago. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Officials have confirmed that the body found in the stairwell is that of 57-year-old Lynne Spalding.

Spalding had gone missing two weeks after coming in for an infection.

Her body was found by an employee in the rarely used exterior stairwell Tuesday morning. It's not known how long the woman had been on the stairway -- which is used as a fire escape -- or how she got there.

A spokesman for Spalding's family says city officials have a lot of explaining to do.

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