Missing British Woman's Body Found in US Hospital Stairwell

Missing British Woman's Body Found in US Hospital Stairwell

A body found in a US hospital stairwell was identified as that of a British woman who went missing from the medical center over two weeks ago, prompting a huge search.

Fifty-seven year old Lynne Spalding was last seen on September 21 at the San Francisco General Hospital, where she had been admitted for a minor infection.

Hundreds of flyers were distributed in nearby neighborhoods in a search for the mother of two, who was born in England but lived in San Francisco, not far from the hospital.

Friends set up a “Find Lynne” Facebook page and shared her story on other social media.

Her body was found Tuesday in an external stairwell, which serves as a fire escape, during a regular quarterly inspection, officials said.

The hospital held a press conference to announce that it was “fairly certain” the body found Tuesday was Spalding’s, but they declined to take questions from reporters.

Spalding’s friends said they want more answers.

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