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Man sought after 95-year-old suffocated by pillow at Florida nursing home

Nurse spots man sitting on patient’s chest at Port St. Lucie facility

File photo.
File photo.

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – A 95-year-old nursing home patient was killed in Florida after being attacked in his room, police said.

According to a news release from Port St. Lucie police, staff members at Tiffany Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center called 911 just after midnight Sunday when a nurse walking by a room saw a man sitting on top of the patient’s chest, holding a pillow over his face.

TC Palm reported that the nurse shouted for help and the man fled.

The patient was dead when police arrived, authorities said.

Police set up a perimeter and searched the area with a K-9 unit and the county sheriff’s office helped with a helicopter, but they were unable to locate the culprit.

An investigation is ongoing.