Alleged hospital abuse victim dies

A former guest patient at Covington County Hospital has died just weeks after authorities began investigating allegations of abuse at the facility.

A family member of Mary McRaney tells 7 ON YOUR SIDE that she died overnight at Ellisville Rest Home.

McRaney had been a guest patient at Covington County Hospital for more than a year. Last month she was transferred to Forrest General Hospital after being found seriously injured.

Following that incident, the attorney general's office and Collins police launched an investigation of the Covington County Hospital.

Hospital administrator Thomas Bland says the police investigation, which involved more than 50 hospital employees, is almost complete.