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S.F. General worker had reported a woman in stairwell
San Francisco Chronicle

A worker at San Francisco General Hospital reported seeing an unconscious woman in a fire-escape stairwell one week before the body of a missing patient was found in the same spot, according to sources familiar with the investigation into the patient’s death.

Lynne Spalding, 57, disappeared from her room on the hospital’s fifth floor Sept. 21, two days after she was admitted for treatment of an infection. Her body was found Oct. 8 on the fourth-floor landing of the locked stairwell.