Nurse Involved In Kate Hoax Call Dies

LONDON (December 7, 2012)--Police in London were listing as unexplained the death of a hospital nurse whose body was found early Friday, although some reports indicated she committed suicide.

The nurse was a victim of a high-profile hoax earlier this week.

The hospital at which she worked says Jacintha Saldanha received a phone call from two Australian radio disc jockeys who were impersonating Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles and were asking for information about Charles' daughter-in-law, the former Kate Middleton, who was hospitalized with morning sickness.

The hospital said Saldanha transferred the call to the nurse who was caring for the duchess, and who provided the callers with information on her condition.

Saldanha was found dead early Friday.

The prank phone call took place early Tuesday and the two radio personalities apologized the following day.


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