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Missing mother found dead in hospital

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Amanda Cox, a new mother from Pebbles has died in hospital after she was reported missing.

It is thought that the 34-year-old may have got lost while returning to her ward from visiting her premature son in the neo-natal unit.

On Monday, a search was launched for Ms Cox at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary at around 5pm .

She was found within the hospital at around 10pm that evening.

Reports say that the new mother, who had given birth to a premature baby boy four days earlier, was found in a rarely used stairwell having suffered a suspected haemorrhage.

She died a short time later.

The death is being treated as unexplained, but not suspicious, and a report has been submitted to the procurator fiscal".

– Police Scotland