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Suspected thief of Schumacher medical files found hanged in police cell

Published on Aug 6, 2014 10:20 PM
A photo taken on Feb 3, 2010, shows Mercedes' German driver Michael Schumacher during a training session at the Ricardo Tormo racetrack in Cheste, near Valencia. -- PHOTO: AFP

ZURICH (REUTERS) - A man suspected of leaking Michael Schumacher's medical files was found hanged in his police cell on Wednesday, Zurich's cantonal prosecutor said in a statement.

The man, who was not named but described as a manager at Swiss helicopter company Rega, was arrested on Tuesday in connection with violating patient privacy and medical secrecy.

The cantonal prosecutor said it had found no indication that a third party was involved in the death of the man.

Schumacher, who suffered severe head injuries in a ski accident in the French Alps last year, was transferred under a pseudonym from Grenoble hospital to University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV) on June 16 after emerging from a coma.

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