Transcript for Orderly Saw a Woman in Stairwell Where Body Found
details now on the patient who disappeared inside a san francisco hospital. A hospital worker saw the woman passed out in a stairwell one week before her body was discovered and identified. Cecilia vega has been tracking the case. Reporter: This morning, a shocking new twist in the already baffling medical mystery surrounding lynn spaulding. The 57-year-old who checked into san francisco general hospital for a routine infection, disappeared two days later and now, the san francisco chronicle ports that one week before she was found dead in the stairwell, an orderly saw an unconscious woman in the same spot and stepped over her not once but twice. The revelation sparks outrage. What does that tell you about what happened in that hospital? I think what this tells us is what didn't happen. What should have happened. Immediate care and assistance for someone who is laying on a stairwell. Reporter: The orderly reportedly told a nurse about what he had seen. And according to the chronicle, the nurse contacted the sheriff's department, which provides security for the hospital. The big question is what did the department know and what did they do about it? Reporter: Her cause of death is still unknown. The sheriff's department says we are still investigating every aspect of the case. The hospital is committed to finding out exactly what happened so it doesn't happen again. Spaulden spaulding's family wants answers, too. Is there a word to describe what happens to lynn spaulding? Completely inexcusable. Reporter: For "good morning america," cecilia vega, abc news, san francisco.
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