Detroit woman safe; was transferred to another hospital
A 44-year-old woman Detroit police described as missing since being discharged from Detroit Receiving Hospital on Monday afternoon was actually transferred to another hospital, where she is safe, said a spokeswoman for the hospital.
The spokeswoman declined to say which facility, only that she’d been transferred and the hospital would be notifying police.
Chelissa Thoran was taken to Receiving Hospital on Sunday to have her mental condition evaluated, her husband Edward, 45, told The News. While a police statement identified Thoran as being schizophrenic, Edward said no such diagnosis had yet been made, but that his wife had taken the loss of her mother hard and had been talking to herself and hearing voices of late.
Edward said he searched the east side, where the family lives and the hospital is located, on Monday night after hearing his wife had been discharged, but hadn’t found her as of Tuesday morning.
Reached Tuesday morning, after learning his wife was safe, Edward expressed frustration at not being notified by the hospital.
“This whole situation” — contacting police, who notified the media, which put out alerts to look out for Chelissa — “could’ve been avoided” if the family had been kept in the loop, Edward said.