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Alcohol link to death of British woman in US hospital stairway

The death of a British woman whose body was found in a hospital stairway in America weeks after going missing was linked to chronic alcohol abuse, a coroner has reported.

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Alcohol link to woman found dead in hospital stairway

The death of a missing British woman whose body laid in the stairway of a US hospital for days before being discovered was linked to chronic alcohol abuse, a coroner has reported.

Lynne Spalding, from Peterlee, Durham, was found in a hospital stairway in America weeks after going missing Credit: ITV Tyne Tees/David Perry

Lynne Spalding, 57, originally from Peterlee, Durham, disappeared from her room at San Francisco General Hospital on September 21.

She was found in the locked stairwell by a member of the hospital's engineering staff during a routine check 17 days after she vanished.

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