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Stephanie Maylee was found dead in hospital waiting room

Authorities in Rolla are investigating the death of a woman found in a hospitality/waiting room at Phelps County Regional Medical Center.

Stephanie Maylee, 25,  of Rolla, who had given birth to a baby boy by Cesarean Section on Friday, was found dead about 10 a.m. Monday (02-13-12.)
Maylee, who had been discharged from the hospital, was staying in the hospitality room to be near her little boy, Blake, who was still hospitalized.

An autopsy was scheduled to be performed today.  A forensic pathologist, who has not been consulted in this case, says a pulmonary embolism or Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) are possible causes in Maylee's death.

Police are not releasing further details, but they are asking anyone with any information about Maylee to call Rolla Police Detective Robert Jones at (573) 308-1213.
UPDATE 02-15-12:

Preliminary autopsy results show that Maylee's death was caused by "an apparent self induced prescription medication overdose,"  according to a news release from the Rolla police department.
Authorities are now saying that Maylee was staying in a "private" hospitality room at the hospital.


Sonya A. said...

Bless her heart!! She just wanted to be near her baby but needed to be with someone who could look after her as she recuperated from childbirth. God Bless her and her baby.

Anonymous said...

I'm having a little trouble understanding how she gave birth and was discharged with out her baby yet she chose to stay close by in a hospitality room.... but her plan was to overdose?? ya I'm calling bull crap and I think the hospital is in some way covering up the truth of possible neglect since she was found in the ER waiting room... if I were to commit suicide I would have done it where no one could have helped me!!! not in an ER!! I think she waited too long for help on some serious matter and is dead bc the hospital neglected to help her!!! I've sat for HOURS waiting to be seen and multiple times almost died bc of it!!! this has cover up written all over it!!!!