A woman who vanished from San Francisco General Hospital more than two weeks ago may be the person, found dead in a hospital stairwell.
Authorities are still trying to confirm if the body is that of 57-year-old Lynne Spalding who checked herself in, 17 days ago for a bladder infection.
Her family has been frantically posting on Facebook, looking for her.
The hospital says the stairwell is a little-used, external fire escape, and they have no idea how this could happen.
Both police and the hospital are investigating.