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Patient drugs killed nurse at Michigan hospital

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ANN ARBOR, MI (AP) -

Police say that a 29-year-old nurse found dead in December at a University of Michigan hospital three months ago overdosed on drugs she took from her patients.

An autopsy shows that the nurse whose body was found Dec. 6 died from a mix of two drugs that are frequently used together to sedate patients before surgery.

The autopsy classifies the death as accidental.

University of Michigan police say a bag of one of the drugs had been checked out for a patient found with the nurse.

The nurse worked in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit. She was found dead in a locked bathroom at the Neuroscience Hospital.

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