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Schumacher medical files suspect found hanged

Suspect in the theft of Michael Schumacher's medical files has been found hanged in his prison cell in Zurich, local prosecutor confirms
A suspect in the theft of Michael Schumacher's medical files has been found hanged in his prison cell.

The Zurich prosecutor's office said in a statement that the man – whose identity has not been disclosed – worked for a Swiss helicopter air rescue company called Rega, which was involved in the organisation of Schumacher's transport from a French hospital to Switzerland in June.

The statement said the man was found dead in his cell on Wednesday morning having been arrested on Tuesday. There was no indication that a third party was involved.

Documents believed to be Schumacher's medical files were stolen in late June and offered to various media outlets for a fee believed to be €50,000 (£39,500), but never published.

Schumacher had been treated at Grenoble University Hospital since suffering severe head injuries in a skiing accident in the French Alps on December 29 of last year. He spent nearly six months in a medically-induced coma before being transferred to Lausanne hospital in Switzerland.


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Strider

August 06, 2014 11:16 PM

He did a dishonest and foolish thing but this is tragic nonetheless. RIP, thoughts to his family.

tommytrojan1

August 08, 2014 12:19 PM

Tragedy heaped upon tragedy. This is yet another example of how our appetite for the sordid and sleazy side of life, not to mention celebrity worship, has brought us all so low. Let's hope that there is at least a happier end to this whole saga and that Michael is able to recover fully from his horrific injuries.



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