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* Alta Bates Summit Medical Center elderly man ides after suspected abuse,caregivers in custody

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A 79-year-old man died early this morning after being admitted to an Oakland hospital with injuries that led to the arrest of his caregivers, a police spokeswoman said.At about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oakland police were notified that a possible victim of elder abuse had been admitted to Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Oakland police Officer Holly Joshi said.Officers arrived at the hospital, saw the man’s injuries and called the Police Department’s youth and family services unit, which began an investigation, Joshi said.Police eventually arrested two people believed to be the man’s caregivers, a 22-year-old woman and 30-year-old man, on suspicion of elder abuse, she said. Police have not released their names. The victim passed away at about 3 a.m. and homicide investigators were called to take over the case, Joshi said.The cause of his death has yet to be determined, but Joshi said there is a possibility that it’s a result of injuries stemming from elder abuse. The victim’s identity is being withheld until next of kin is notified.

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