Sioux Falls police investigating nursing home death
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