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Puzzle over sick woman abandoned in bushes

A seriously ill woman is being cared for after being found abandoned in bushes outside a hospital in northeastern Switzerland.

This content was published on April 23, 2009 - 12:02

The identity of the woman is unknown and police have launched an appeal for information.

Münsterlingen hospital said the woman, who is aged between 40 and 55, is believed to have been left in its car park on Monday night.

The hospital's personnel manager discovered the woman rolled up inside a blanket, with a bag of women's clothes beside her.

It is believed she could be suffering from cancer or a chronic infection and would have been incapable of making it to the hospital on her own.

The emaciated woman has been too weak to communicate with the authorities and her identity and nationality are not known.

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