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Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498
Email: jill.fredel@delaware.gov

Date: July 31, 2012
DHSS-75-2012





DEATH OF FORMER DELAWARE PSYCHIATRIC CENTER PATIENT


NEW CASTLE (July 31, 2012) - A 58-year-old woman, who was recently discharged from Delaware Psychiatric Center near New Castle, was found unresponsive in her Sussex County home on Sunday, July 29. She was pronounced dead at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

Autopsy results are pending from the state Medical Examiner's Office.

An investigation by the Department of Health and Social Services is continuing. Foul play is not suspected in the woman's death.



Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.





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