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The dead body of a 26-year-old doctor was found on the floor of a hospital bathroom. The incident took place just two hours after the doctor saw her last patient, said reports.

Dr. Jayda Bento was discovered at the Ernestina Lopes Jaime State Hospital (HEELJ) in Pirenópolis, Goiás State, Brazil.

The incident took place on June 25. It was around 12:40 p.m. that Dr. Bento saw her last patient and her body was discovered around 3:00 p.m.

The authorities have interviewed her colleagues as part of the ongoing investigation to determine the reason behind the young doctor's death and to check the possibility of any foul play.

Police chief Tibério Martins said, “There was a nursing technician and a doctor who started looking for Jayda, but they couldn't find her."
"They went to her car, her office until they reached a room in the semi-intensive ICU area," he added.

He also said, “They saw the locked door and heard the noise of a tap running."

"They tried to open the door, called out, but she didn't answer and so they decided to break in.”

Tibério said a caretaker with the tools to open the locked door arrived at the bathroom.

He said, “They found Jayda already dead with signs of cyanosis (bluish lips and skin)."

"They checked her pulse and confirmed that she was dead,” he added.

After the four months that followed the incident police have dismissed the possibility of suicide and are currently moving forward with belief that the doctor died due to accidental drug use.

According to reports by the Institute of Legal Medicine (IML), the death of the victim occurred due to acute respiratory failure caused by the use of medication.

A syringe and a sedative used to treat insomnia were found next to her body.

A medication for a mental disorder was also found in her system.

According to Tibério investigations regarding the doctor’s work routine are being done before confirming whether another person was involved or whether she died of anaphylactic shock to the drugs.

The police chief added: “Nothing is ruled out yet, but it looks like it was an accident.”

Tibério also said that a technical police report describing the exact cause of death will soon be released.

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