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Man has stroke at work, spends 5 days alone, dies

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Relatives and authorities say a computer specialist had a stroke in his office and wasn't discovered until five days afterward. He later died at a hospital.

David Norton, of Portland, was barely alive when police found him Oct. 10 inside his University of Southern Maine office. He died Oct. 15 at Maine Medical Center.

Linda Norton says her son had a stroke the Friday before Columbus Day. University police found him in his locked office the following Wednesday, the day a co-worker reported he had missed a meeting and couldn't be reached.

Norton's mother has asked the school to develop a policy for police to check offices every day. University officials say they're reviewing policies to determine if changes are warranted.

The 45-year-old Norton worked for the University of Maine System.

 

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