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Arizona police collect DNA at nursing home where comatose woman gave birth

11 January 2019

A CARE home boss has resigned after a female patient who had been in a vegetative state for 14 years gave birth after being RAPED multiple times.

Micheaels' comments came hours after Phoenix police served a search warrant to obtain DNA samples from male employees at the facility, the New York Times reported. "We will continue to cooperate with Phoenix Police and all other other investigative agencies to uncover the facts in this deeply disturbing, but unprecedented situation." read the statement.

"A woman living at a Hacienda HealthCare facility in central Phoenix reportedly delivered a baby last month (on December 29)". INSIDER also reached out to the Phoenix Police Department, and a spokesman said they could not confirm any of the reports about the investigation.

[Redacted], 29 years old, is a patient at the Hacienda Del Sol in Phoenix, and has been in a persistent vegetative state and coma for over a decade.

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In a statement released to PEOPLE on Friday, Hacienda HealthCare spokesman David Leibowitz said the organisation, which runs the facility, was cooperating with authorities, but declined to divulge the exact nature of the underlying incident. Since then, she has been a patient of the Hacienda HealthCare facility.

The birth triggered a police investigation and reviews by state agencies.

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey said he'd been briefed on the situation and called the "reports deeply troubling".

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In a statement, board member Gary Orman said Hacienda "will accept nothing less than a full accounting of this absolutely horrifying situation".

Hacienda describes itself as Arizona's "leading provider of specialised health care services for medically fragile and chronically ill infants, children, teens, and young adults as well as those with intellectual and developmental disabilities".

The woman's family said through an attorney that she gave birth to a baby boy.

A lawyer for the woman's family released a statement Tuesday saying the family was outraged at the "neglect of their daughter" and they asked for privacy. Most involve fire drill and evacuation preparation or Medicaid eligibility. The employee was sacked. As a company, we welcome this development in the ongoing police investigation. "But things like this don't happen without someone either knowing about it or should have known about it", Solomon said. In the report, a source told the outlet that staffers didn't know that the woman was pregnant until she went into labor.

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State officials say they have acted to protect other patients following the pregnancy. "I haven't been able to sleep good at night because of what occurred here", Angela Gomez, a Hacienda patient's mother, said. "We really need a lot of work in this area".

Arizona police collect DNA at nursing home where comatose woman gave birth