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Durham Assisted Living Center Issues Statement About Patient's Death

Posted June 19, 2002 4:38 a.m. EDT

— A Durham assisted living center, under fire for the apparent heatstroke death of a resident, has released a statement.

Ervin Evans, 45, was found dead in a ditch last week four miles from Durham Village. Investigators said staffers from the home never picked up Evans from an appointment, and he died while trying to return home alone.

The owner of the home has released a statement saying,

"The management staff of Durham Village regret the unfortunate incident that happened with one of our residents. We are working diligently to ensure that state regulations are being followed in regards to transportation."

Durham Village faces possible state fines. Durham police are also investigating the incident.