Sometime during the night of November 3rd., 43-year-old Hong Lin wandered from the Trempealeau County Health Care Center in Whitehall, Wisconsin. Police spent the next three weeks combing the surrounding woods with K-9 units, trying to track Lin’s scent.
A hunter found Lin in the nearby Trempealeau River on Sunday, November 27. How or why Lin wandered from the home is still a mystery, according to an article in the Winona Daily News.
Set among rolling hills in picturesque Northwest Wisconsin, the Trempealeau County Health Care Center seems like the perfect place in which to receive care and rest. Its ratings on Medicaid’s national “Nursing Home Compare” Web site are unusually high, and it’s received few violations from the Wisconsin Health Department. The home’s been operational for more than 20 years.