A patient at Atascadero State Hospital was pronounced dead after hospital staff found him unresponsive in his room Sept. 4, officials said Friday.
The staff who found the patient activated an emergency alarm and the patient was taken by ambulance to an outside hospital, according to Ralph Montano, a spokesman for the Department of State Hospitals. Atascadero police and DSH are conducting an investigation.
The county coroner is conducting an autopsy, Montano said.
No other information was released.