Police said a post-mortem examination had proved inconclusive and have launched an inquiry. Initial inquiries suggested the toddler did not die as a result of medical malpractice.
Meanwhile, the decomposing body of a patient who had been missing for almost a month has been found in the plant room of a London hospital. St Thomas's hospital yesterday launched an inquiry into how Carlos Padilla's body could have lain undisturbed in the busy plant room for so long. He was found in a gully behind ducting pipes.
A post-mortem examination failed to establish the cause of death and tissue samples have been sent for further toxicology tests. Police said there were no suspicious circumstances.
Forty-year-old Mr Padilla who lived in Camberwell, south-east London, went missing on 22 December while recovering from an appendectomy carried out two days earlier. A search by hospital security and police with tracker dogs failed to find him. He was last seen at about 1am on a fire-escape in the north wing of the hospital.
The hospital said Mr Padilla, who was suffering from depression, had been agitated and violent towards a nurse who was trying to calm him.
Mr Padilla's wife, Olga, said the searches by the hospital security staff and the police had not been thorough enough.Reuse content