Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

SF Police Investigating Death at Nursing Home.

Byline: Daniel J. Chacon Journal Staff Writer

The death of an elderly woman at a Santa Fe nursing home has sparked a police investigation.

Emma Colaizzi, 92, reportedly died Sunday about 18 hours after she was given the wrong medication by an unidentified nurse at the Casa Real Health Care Center on Galisteo Street, police said.

"It's still not known if the medication was the cause (of death) or if it was natural causes," Police Deputy Chief Beverly Lennen said Wednesday. "There is no charge or arrest at this point."

Neither police nor nursing-home officials would say what type of medication Colaizzi allegedly took.

"The wrong medication was given, and after that, (Colaizzi) started having problems," Lennen said. …

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