Nightside Report Feb. 7, 2022: Family says loved one believed to be missing died in hospital; Neurosurgeon urgently needs liver transplant

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Family wasn’t notified when 75-year-old with dementia believed to be missing died in hospital

Family says loved one believed to be missing died in Detroit hospital despite officials saying he was discharged

DETROIT – The family of a 75-year-old man believed to be missing says he had actually died at DMC Sinai Grace Hospital and was never discharged like they were told.

The daughter of 75-year-old Melvin Field said her father died the day the hospital told her he had been discharged. She said he never actually left the hospital, despite what she had been told.

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Metro Detroit neurosurgeon urgently needs liver transplant from living donor

For decades, a Metro Detroit neurosurgeon saved the lives of his patients.

Now, Dr. Ken Casey needs a liver transplant. After his diagnosis during the summer of 2021, the entire family has been trying to find an organ donor.

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🏥Michigan reports 9,898 new COVID cases, 38 deaths -- average of 3,299 cases per day


What happens if the at-home COVID test you get in the mail is frozen? Will it still work?

Some households in Metro Detroit have started receiving the government’s four free COVID-19 tests being sent out to those who ordered them.

They are generating several questions being sent in to Dr. Frank McGeorge. Several weeks ago a viewer asked if the home antigen tests would be able to detect the omicron variant. At the time there was very little data, and because the tests look for a different part of the virus than the spike, it was estimated they should be just as accurate.

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Mother critically injured in shooting outside of Detroit laundromat

Police are looking for the person responsible for shooting a mother in an attempted robbery in the parking lot of Conner SpinCycle Coin Laundry in Detroit.

It happened around 6:35 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 6) in the back of the parking lot at the laundromat on Conner Street.

Read the report here.


Michigan Rep. Jewell Jones’ encounter with police in 2019 becomes point of contention in current trial

Michigan Rep. Jewell Jones was back in court on Monday for a hearing related to his controversial arrest on suspicion of drunk driving last April.

At issue on Monday (Feb. 7) was whether a previous encounter Jones had with police should be allowed as evidence.

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About the Author:

Brandon Carr is a digital content producer for ClickOnDetroit and has been with WDIV Local 4 since November 2021. Brandon is the 2015 Solomon Kinloch Humanitarian award recipient for Community Service.