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Police investigate death of worker at Oakland VA

Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

Pittsburgh police are investigating the death of a Department of Veterans Affairs worker this week in Oakland.

Employees discovered the body of Patrick Austin, 47, in a bathroom Wednesday morning at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System campus on University Drive. City police Cmdr. Thomas Stangrecki said he believes staff members tried to perform CPR on Austin, whom a doctor pronounced dead at 11:19 a.m., he said.

A VA spokesman confirmed investigators are looking into an “unexpected worker death” at the hospital but would release no other details. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office has yet to rule on the cause and manner of death and is awaiting results of toxicology tests.

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