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Hospital: Mo. jail death mom treated appropriately

Hospital: Homeless mom who refused to leave, died in jail cell, received appropriate treatment By The Associated Press

RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Mo. (AP) ' A St. Louis hospital says it made every effort to help a homeless woman who sought treatment for a sprained ankle and subsequently died in police custody after being arrested for refusing to leave the facility.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ( ) reported that an autopsy showed blood clots killed 29-year-old Anna Brown in September when they migrated from her legs to her lungs.

Brown's family says authorities treated her unfairly and have hired a lawyer, Keith Link, who didn't respond to messages from The Associated Press on Thursday.

St. Mary's Health Center says its staff followed medical guidelines and performed appropriate tests. The hospital says blood clots can go undetected in a small number of cases.

Police have said officers had no way of knowing Brown's dire condition.

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