Woman found dead at Texas facility for dementia patients

Written by by Hannah Chang, CNN, Written by Linda Nguyen, CNN

Police in Texas are investigating the death of a 60-year-old woman at a dementia facility who was discovered unresponsive Friday.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office tells CNN it received a call to check on the woman around 2:35 p.m. at The Autumn Creek Assisted Living and Memory Care Facility in Spring, Texas. After first responders arrived, she was pronounced dead, according to a statement by the sheriff’s office.

CNN affiliate KPRC was first to report that the woman appeared to have been dead for hours before being discovered.

Autopsy results are pending.

Investigators have determined that the woman was alone when she died, says Katherine Castro, a spokeswoman for the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

“There are no outward signs of trauma, and there’s nothing that would lead us to believe that she didn’t die for a period of time before someone discovered her,” Castro says.

The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services received a complaint this week over staffing levels at the facility, but “the allegations are not new and we are addressing them as quickly as possible,” Castro says.

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