A 72-year-old man who was last seen walking into the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon over the weekend was found dead inside the hospital three days and eight hours later.
Allan Landrie was last seen at around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday as he was entering, according to a police news release.
Police, search-and-rescue personnel and hospital security had been checking the surrounding areas and buildings in an attempt to locate him.
Saskatoon police said his body was found around 9:30 p.m. yesterday on the 100 block of Hospital Drive.
CBC News has learned he was found inside a locked room in the hospital.
His death is not considered suspicious. Saskatoon Police Service won’t comment further.
In an emailed statement, the Saskatchewan Health Authority confirmed that Landrie was found “in a publicly accessible area of the main floor of the hospital.”
During the time that he was missing, health officials said security staff helped police with their investigation and hospital staff were alerted to be on the lookout during their regular shifts. There were no reported sightings.
The statement said the hospital is a 24/7 facility with eight entrances that have roughly 7,000 people going in and out every day.
The health authority added, “Out of respect for the family, we do not wish to comment further on this sensitive matter.”
The health authority said security services worked closely with police during the search, inside and outside the facility. Bathrooms are cleaned on a daily basis, even over the weekend, the authority said.
There was a spelling error of the missing persons last name, which should be spelt Landrie. Allan Landrie is still missing and we would be grateful for any assistance from the public in finding him and reuniting him with his family.
Saskatoon Police Service are requesting the publics assistance in locating missing Allan Landry DOB 22 March 1947, Caucasian male, 5’8″ 130lbs. He walks in a slow manner and hunched over. He has lost 50lbs in weight from the attached photograph.
He went missing from his home in the 2400 block of Louise Avenue sometime in the afternoon on Saturday 28th September 2019.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.