Discharged Patient Found Dead in Hospital Bathroom

Police say a discharged patient who was found dead in a public bathroom at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich., died of natural causes, according to Mlive.com.

Police said the 60-year-old man, whose name was not released, died on June 21 at the hospital. Hospital officials initially treated the incident as an internal matter and did not contact police until 9:45 a.m. the following day, Mlive.com reported.

A medical examiner contacted by the hospital determined that the man died of natural causes, after which hospital officials contacted police to investigate since the man did not die while hospitalized. The body had already been taken to the morgue. Police said they found no evidence of criminal activity and have closed the case.