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Woman dies after falling out nursing home window

By Associated Press
Published On: Nov 19 2012 03:20:13 PM CST
Morningside of Gastonia
GASTONIA -

Authorities say an 88-year-old woman who had been in a Gastonia nursing home for a few days and wanted to get out has died after falling from a second-story window.
    
Police said employees at Morningside of Gastonia were looking for Nellie Holland around 10:15 p.m. Sunday night when they found her outside the building. Paramedics say she died at the scene.
    
Investigators say Holland had been at the home for only a few days and told people she wanted to get out.
    
A spokesman for Morningside says the facility is cooperating with the investigation and providing support to the family. He says medical privacy laws prevent him from talking about Holland.