Man who discharged himself from hospital in St Vincent found dead on street

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A 61-year-old man who was being treated at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital in St Vincent for stab wounds was found dead near the medical institution after discharging himself.

Police said that they responded to a report about an unresponsive man and saw him propped up against the Central Medical Stores Building on Sunday.

Media reports said that the man was stabbed in the abdomen about two weeks ago but the wounding incident was never reported to police.

He was brought to the hospital last Wednesday, but discharged himself last Friday, leaving his IV lines behind.

Police were searching for the injured man but did not locate him until they responded to the report Sunday.

People who saw the man’s body said that it still had the connections for IV lines protruding from it.

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