Sioux Falls police investigating nursing home death

February 27, 2018

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls police say they’re investigating a suspicious death reported last week at a Sioux Falls nursing home.

The Argus Leader says the incident happened on Thursday. Police Lt. Mike Colwill says a staff member at Southridge Healthcare heard what sounded like a body hitting the floor in the facility’s locked dementia unit.

Colwill says the staff member found a 78-year-old man standing over an 83-year-old woman, who had a visible head injury. The woman was transported to a local hospital, where she was diagnosed with a skull fracture and brain injury.

The woman died in a hospice unit on Sunday. Autopsy results are expected within a month.

Colwill said the man had a history of assaulting staff and other residents, and he may face charges.


Information from: Argus Leader, http://www.argusleader.com

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