Charges being considered in suspicious death at Miami Co. hospital

Published: Sunday, January 29, 2017 @ 10:17 AM

Investigation continues into body found at UVMC in Piqua

UPDATE @ 9:53 a.m. (Feb. 22)

Charges are being considered against a 48-year-old man who allegedly drove a man to the Upper Valley Medical Center and left him at an entrance where he was discovered by a nurse unresponsive and was pronounced dead after live-saving measures were unsuccessful.

The cause and manner in the death of 59-year-old Terry E. Sims is pending results from toxicology tests.

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The alleged driver of the car has not been arrested or charged, but investigators are going over the case with the prosecutor’s office, according to the Miami County Sheriff’s Office.

UPDATE @ 1:20 p.m.

The man who was found at the entrance at the Upper Valley Medical Center who was pronounced dead a short time later has been identified.

The deceased has been identified as Terry E. Sims. 59, of Dayton, according to the Miami County Sheriff’s Office.

The investigation into the man’s death is continuing. Investigators believe he may have overdosed on drugs and someone may have left him at the hospital entrance.


A man in his 50s is dead after he was found unresponsive this morning at the entrance to the Upper Valley Medical Center.

Miami County Chief Deputy Steve Lord said the death is a suspected overdose and it’s believed the man’s body was “dumped” at the hospital entrance.

The man has not been identified pending notification to next of kin.

A nurse who was arriving at work discovered the man lying in the entry way around 7 a.m., according to investigators at the Miami County Sheriff's Office. 

The nurse attempted CPR before the man was taken to the emergency room where he was pronounced dead, according to the sheriff's office. 

The man's death is considered suspicious and may be drug-related, according to the sheriff's office. 

His body has been taken to the Montgomery County Coroner's Office for an autopsy. 

The man's identity has not been released.

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