Missing nursing home resident found dead in walk-in freezer

Editors note: Beckers connected to Maria-Joseph Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for comment and will upgrade the post as additional details is offered.

Ohio cops are examining the death of an 86-year-old lady with dementia who was discovered in a nursing homes walk-in freezer several hours after the facility reported her missing Sept. 15, reports the Dayton Daily News.

Staff called the police after looking for Ms. Perel for two hours. Authorities and assisted living home staff browsed the center for another 2 hours prior to finding Ms. Perels body in the walk-in freezer around 4 a.m.

Montgomery County (Ohio) Coroner Kent Harshbarger, MD, said the cause and way of her death have actually not been figured out, according to the report.

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” The alarm didnt go off,” a nurse informed 911 dispatchers, according to local station WHIO. “We do not know how she went out.”.

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Mackenzie Bean –
Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Personnel at the Dayton, Ohio-based Maria-Joseph Nursing and Rehabilitation Center called authorities around 1:40 a.m., after the resident, Sofiya Perel, left a safe system on the centers 4th floor..