Montefiore employee found dead, locked in hospital bathroom

An employee of Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, N.Y., was missing since Thursday and found dead in a facility bathroom on Monday, according to an NBC New York report.

On Thursday, Oct. 1, Anthony Iuso, 44, left work to get an injured finger treated in the emergency room at roughly 1 p.m., according to his brother. Mr. Iuso cleaned the operating rooms on the hospital's third floor. After being attended to by nurses, Mr. Iuso returned to the third floor to use a public bathroom, and no one saw him after that.

Mr. Iuso's family made numerous attempts to contact him throughout the night and the next day, including calling the hospital. Finally, they went to the hospital Monday morning and demanded to view surveillance footage of the hospital. That is what led hospital employees to discover Mr. Iuso's body in the bathroom.

"Apparently they made no attempt to get a hold of him, get a hold of their patient that checked into the ER or get a hold of their worker that left work early," said Thomas Iuso, Anthony Iuso's brother. "They never chose to check this particular bathroom until today, when we finally started making a lot of commotion." 

Thomas added the hospital has been giving the family "very suspicious, very odd" information.

Montefiore Medical Center officials said in a statement Monday to NBC 4 New York its investigation into Mr. Iuso's death is ongoing with the New York Police Department. The hospital released a statement saying, "The staff at Montefiore is extremely saddened to learn that one of our employees has passed away. Our hearts go out to the family, friends and co-workers."

Mr. Iuso's family indicated they plan to contact an attorney.

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