Woman in vegetative state who gave birth is tribal member


The family of the Arizona woman who gave birth to a baby boy last month, despite being in a vegetative state for a decade, is still coming to grips with how their daughter's trust was violated.

"Hacienda stands committed to doing everything in our power to bring this police investigation to a quick conclusion". "We will continue to cooperate with Phoenix police and all other investigative agencies to uncover the facts in this deeply disturbing, but unprecedented situation".

"On behalf of the Tribe, I am deeply shocked and horrified at the treatment of one of our members". Then one day, hospital workers noticed one day that there was something wrong with her. "It is my hope that justice will be served".

Phoenix police investigators are testing DNA samples from men who work at a Phoenix nursing facility in response to a vegetative patient giving birth there last week, according to KPHO.

Micheaels also gave an update on the newborn writing, "The family would like me to convey that the baby boy has been born into a loving family and will be well cared for".

Governor Doug Ducey's office issued a statement Friday afternoon, almost 24 hours after Arizona's Family first broke the story.

"We're not going to point out who we've obtained DNA from or who we intend to get DNA from", he said.

CNN is not reporting the woman's name because she is the victim of sexual abuse.

Hacienda HealthCare confirmed the search warrant for DNA samples Tuesday evening. "I haven't been able to sleep good at night because of what occurred here", another mother, Angela Gomez said.

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Hacienda HealthCare spokeswoman Nancy Salmon released the following statement after Arizona's Family asked about the case.

Sgt. Tommy Thompson said only that the "the matter is under investigation", but declined to elaborate.

"Our top priority is patient safety", Ducey said in a statement Friday.

The state department of economic security dispatched a team to conduct health and safety checks at the facility, and the department of health services has beefed up safety measures: more staff, increased monitoring and stronger security.

In addition to working with police, the state is "re-evaluating the state's contract and regulatory authority as it relates to this facility and have been working closely with state agencies to ensure all necessary safety measures are in place", Patrick Ptak, a governor's office spokesman, said in a statement.

Richardson says even if police need to keep parts of the investigation confidential, they should tell the public that.

The Hacienda facility serves infants, children and young adults who are "medically fragile" or have developmental disabilities, according to the website.

The organization says it offers dozens of programs and services through several nonprofit entities under its umbrella.

Behind closed doors he was told about a non-verbal male in a bed at the facility with concerns female nurses were standing around his bed talking about his genitals.