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Body of man reported missing after leaving hospital found

AP PhotoJohn Raoux - 2022-03-02T144009.720
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Authorities are reporting that they have found the body of a man who was reported missing after he left a hospital.

The body of 52-year-old Scott Federer was discovered Monday at a West Side car dealership on 3900 W. Broad St., in Columbus.

Officials say Federer was last seen by his husband on Jan. 12 at Mount Carmel East where they were both being treated for COVID.

Federer reportedly left the hospital against doctors orders and hopped on a bus after receiving a bus pass from a security guard.

His husband told reporters that he scheduled an Uber for Federer but he reportedly got out two hours earlier than expected.

The husband says he spoke to Federer on the phone and he seemed to confused and might have been lost inside the hospital during the initial phone call. Federer then called his husband back and told him that a security guard told him that they would take him home.

After not hearing from his husband for some time, the husband contacted the hospital and was told that security guard got Federer a bus pass and put him on bus No.10.

Investigators found surveillance video showing Federer sitting on bus No. 10 but said that in order to continue his journey home, he would have had to get off of that bus and then take bus no. 5.

Investigators searched through surveillance footage surround bus No.5 and it’s surrounding area but did not find any sign of Federer.

There was no sign of Federer until his body was discovered on Monday.

The Franklin County Coroner’s office made identification of Federer by using fingerprints.

A cause of death has not been reported at this time.