COurtesy photo

Body found at SF General Hospital could be missing woman

Officials at a San Francisco hospital say a woman has been found dead in a stairwell, and authorities are investigating whether it she is a patient reported missing more than two weeks ago.

San Francisco General Hospital spokeswoman Rachael Kagan says the unidentified woman's body was found by an employee in the rarely used exterior stairwell Tuesday morning.

Kagan says 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.

The cause of the woman's death is under investigation.

Kagan also says it hasn't been determined if the woman is 57-year-old Lynne Spalding, who was being treated for an infection at the hospital when she disappeared from her room on Sept. 21.

Just Posted

SF supervisor candidates back car-free streets

District 5 hopeful Preston pitches network of bike-only roads to prevent traffic deaths

Climate strike organizers say SFUSD blocked student participation

The organizers behind Friday’s Climate Strike in San Francisco are accusing the… Continue reading

City puts closure of long-term mental health beds on hold

In response to public outrage over a proposal to suspend 41 permanent… Continue reading

Here we go again – new dog rules in Golden Gate National Recreation Area

The GGNRA released a 2019 Superintendent’s Compendium that makes significant changes that appear to implement parts of the ill-fated Dog Management Plan.

Most Read