Ruby Andersen, 75, was found dead on Wednesday in the stairwell of a power plant 11 days after she went missing from a San Francisco care facility across the street
An elderly woman with dementia was found dead in the stairwell of a power plant 11 days after she went missing from a San Francisco care facility across the street.
Ruby Andersen, 75, had been living at the city-run care facility associated with Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital when she checked herself out on May 19 to visit her family.
Staff members at the Behavioral Health Center called police and reported Andersen missing the following day when she failed to return.
San Francisco Sheriff Deputies said they looked for Andersen in the hospital, jails and the morgue on May 20 and contacted her family.
Sheriff Vicki Hennessy said once they heard from relatives on May 22, the department put out a missing-person flyer for Andersen.
Andersen's body was found Wednesday in a stairwell of a power plant across the street from the main hospital campus.
The woman's outrage daughter, Charlene Roberts, told San Francisco news station KRON-TV on Wednesday that her mother had dementia and two hearing aids.
'It is just not right,' Roberts said.
Andersen's body was found Wednesday in a stairwell of a power plant (pictured above) across the street from the main hospital campus
'I don't know how she died. Did she have a stroke or fell? I don't know what happened.'
Officials said an autopsy would be conducted on Thursday but they could not discuss