Search

Missing American woman dies days after disappearing from Whittington Hospital

10:56 06 February 2013

American Rachel More died days after she walked out of the Whittington Hospital

American Rachel More died days after she walked out of the Whittington Hospital

Archant

An American woman who walked out of the Whittington Hospital while in urgent need of treatment died days after she went missing.

Police appealed for assistance to trace 47-year-old Rachel More after she disappeared from the hospital in Magdala Avenue, Highgate, on January 17.

Officers said she was at the hospital for treatment after contracting meningitis and she was seen on CCTV leaving the building.

Police asked for the public’s help to find the missing woman, saying she was in urgent need of medical assistance. Three days later Ms More, who lived in Hornsey, visited West End Central police station in Mayfair and officers recognised her.

She was taken back to the Whittington and discharged the next day. But the American died 10 days later from heart disease at Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield.

Barnet Coroner’s Court confirmed Ms More died of natural causes and no inquest will be held. She had been treated under the Mental Health Act.

Police are not treating her death as suspicious.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 18:30
Clerkenwell has been subject to a dispersal order by Islington Police for 48 hours since Wednesday

Borough Police have placed Clerkenwell on a 48 hour lockdown using a Dispersal Order.

Yesterday, 12:21
Cllr James Murray, Islington Council's executive member for housing

Council warn that new build programme could suffer from goverment extension of the Right to Buy scheme

Yesterday, 12:05
Cllr Caroline Russell with Vicky Wilson in her meadow

Weed killer used by council ‘may be linked to cancer’

Yesterday, 11:55
Jeremy Corbyn and CEO of Manor Gardens, Phillip Watson with volunteers at Manor Gardens Volunteering Celebration.

The Islington North MP vows to fight for greater powers for local authorities, if elected

Most read news

Competitions

Get your hands on some fresh trainers!

Need some new shoes to head to work or some new heels for a night on the cobbles? London24 has teamed up with online retailer Sole Trader to offer £100 worth of shoes to one lucky reader.

Take in the stunning sites of London from the summit of the O2!

Up at The O2 has teamed up with London24 to give one lucky reader the chance to experience urban mountaineering this summer with an exhilarating 90-minute climb across the roof of one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Islington Gazette e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder