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Woman dies overnight outside Colorado Springs nursing home

020420 NURSING HOME DEATH

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- An elderly woman was found dead early Monday morning outside of a Colorado Springs nursing home.

The El Paso County Coroner's Office confirms the 90-year-old woman died at the Union Printers Home near Prospect Lake in Colorado Springs. As for the exact cause of death -- that's not yet determined.

Colorado Springs police confirmed they received a call about the death Monday and responded to the nursing home. The woman was found dead on a bench on the property, according to the case report.

A resident of the nursing home tells us the woman got into an argument with one of the staff members Sunday night and walked outside to get some space.

According to the National Weather Service, temperatures overnight between Sunday night and Monday morning dropped to around 26 degrees.

The deceased woman hasn't been officially identified yet. CLICK THIS LINK FOR UPDATES ON THIS STORY.

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      1. Wages have nothing to do with this. People either can be trusted, or they can’t. There are many very well-paid people that I wouldn’t trust at all. But there are also people with hardly two pennies to rub together, who I would trust with my life. Of course, many of those ‘well-paid” people only pretend to work to justify their wealth, and that doesn’t make them very trustworthy in my book…

      2. Im sorry…I guess we should all work for 7 bucks an hour and pile in 20 to an apartment for the pleasure of waiting on you. I mean, only the highly educated deserve homes right?

        1. Colorado’s minimum wage is $12 an hour, that aside these incompetent, abusive uncaring morons would still be incompetent, abusive morons if they made $20 an hour.
          There is no excuse for senior abuse, hope they pay dearly.

  1. A 90-year old resident does not “walk out” of a nursing home. At least not out of an accredited one. My mother-in-law is in a nursing home and it has password protected doors that only allow staff and visitors out.

  2. Minimum wage is not meant to make you rich.Want a better paying job then work for it. Don’t live higher than your means. As they keep raising the minimum wage and companies keep cutting jobs more people will be jobless and homeless.

  3. No doubt they have a diverse staff of incompetent idiots who could not care less about residents, a national disgrace of how elderly cared for. Hope the family pursues criminal and civil penalties.

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