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UPDATE: Probe underway in death of woman found outside nursing home

The exterior of Helia Healthcare of Champaign

Tue, 01/02/2018 – 12:41pm | Debra Pressey

The exterior of Helia Healthcare of Champaign is shown Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at 1915 S. Mattis Ave., C.

CHAMPAIGN — An 89-year-old woman who was found dead outside a Champaign nursing home this weekend was a frequent wanderer inside the facility, according to the family member of a fellow patient.

The victim, identified as Annette White of Champaign, was found outside Helia Healthcare, 1915 S. Mattis Ave., C, a facility the state has fined three times in the past 11 months for violations.

Ms. White was pronounced dead at Helia at 12:11 a.m. Dec. 31, according to Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup.

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