Port St. Lucie Police say they are investigating the murder of a 95-year-old man in a nursing home.
Dispatchers received a call from a nurse at Tiffany Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center shortly after midnight Sunday saying, “someone tried to hurt a patient.” When police arrived, they found an adult male dead.
A nurse walking past the victim’s room noticed an unknown male sitting on victim’s chest with a pillow over his face, according to police. The unknown male ran out of the facility when that nurse told a colleague to call 911.
@PSLPolice investigating a Murder at Tiffany Hall Nursing / Rehab regarding 95YO male patient “being hurt” by an unkn male suspect who sat on patient’s chest and placed pillow over face. Police asking anyone w/info call PD 772.871.5001 or TCCS at 1-800-273 TIPS. pic.twitter.com/5tdNRTygnH
— Port St. Lucie PD (@PSLPolice) January 5, 2020
Police set up a perimeter and searched the area with a K-9 unit. They also deployed an air unit, in conjunction with the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office. Officials have not located the suspect yet, but describe him as a white male.
They are asking anyone with information related to this crime to call Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at (800) 273 TIPS.