Sunday, January 25, 2015

El Paso state center resident died Saturday

A resident of the El Paso State Supported Living Center died Saturday while he was being taken by ambulance to Southwestern General hospital, his relatives said Tuesday.

"My sister and I received a call from the center Saturday night notifying us that my brother, Moises Sotelo, had died," Angel Sotel said. "He was 37 years old, and was our youngest sibling."

Angel Sotelo said he was told that an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of his brother's death. "I last saw him in December, before Christmas, and he looked well," he said.

A spokesperson for the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services in Austin, which oversees the state centers, had not returned messages late Tuesday regarding the death.

Project Amistad was Moises Sotelo's legal guardian, Project Amistad spokesman Roy Ortega said. The court-assigned wards are visited at least once a month by the guardian representatives, Ortega said.

Another state center resident, Wanda Wilson, 57, died at the center in August 2014.

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El Paso state center resident died Saturday


Rachel said...

I hope an investigation brings answers.

Sue said...

Don't count on that Rachel. I know how the state investigates nursing homes the excuses the state accepts would be a joke to 1st graders if the situation wasn't so scary. We're next folks so eyes wide open we are looking in the mirror - get it?