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Family: Thief took wedding ring from dying woman in hospital
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NEW YORK (AP) -- The family of a 92-year-old woman says her diamond wedding band was stolen from her finger as she lay dying at a Staten Island hospital.

Pauline Twohig's family says she was taken to the hospital on March 12 for a possible stroke and took a turn for the worse two days later. That's when family members say they noticed that the ring that was given to the woman by her late husband 60 years ago was missing.

They say it was stolen in the middle of the night before she died.

Richmond University Medical Center says it's aware of the ring's disappearance and is working with NYPD investigators.

The NYPD says the ring's removal happened while Twohig was asleep or sedated.

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