Mother Demands Answers After Son's Belongings Stolen From Hospital

Mike Krauser
January 24, 2020 - 11:05 am

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A grieving mother has been demanding answers from Mount Sinai Hospital, after someone stole her dead son’s belongings.

“I feel like that’s an inside job,” said Gwendolyn Douglas, mother of Justin Terrell McGhee.

Justin Terrell McGhee was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital last October, where he died. His personal belongings - wallet, credit cards, IDs, clothing - that was supposed to be logged and stored in a secure area disappeared.

Chicago Police said someone held open a door leading to outside, allowing access to a, so far, unidentidied thief.

McGhee's mother Gwendolyn Douglas told CBS 2, "“I’m not at peace. I’m stressed out. I feel like I’m letting him down, and I am."

She said her son also had an expensive belt disappear previously when he had a procedure done at the hospital.

Mount Sinai places the blame on its private security company, G4S Security, which is said is responsible for reimbursement.

Douglas said she has heard nothing. 

“I’m getting no answers from them. It seems like they’re just brushing it under the rug,” she said. “And I just want to do what right, because I feel that if it was me, he would do the same.”

CBS 2 reached out to the security company Thursday night. They did not answer.