An air ambulance employee who was arrested for the suspected theft of F1 legend Michael Schumacher’s medical records was found dead in his cell today.
The man was found hanged in a Zurich police jail as officers were handing out breakfast, prosecutors said. Initial investigations indicated that no one else was involved.
The air ambulance service, Rega, arranged the seven-time F1 champion’s transfer in June from a hospital in France to a hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland, to continue his recovery from a horrific skiing accident.
A week later, Schumacher’s manager said medical documents for Schumacher were being offered for sale to the media. Swiss prosecutors then opened an investigation into the suspected violation.
The investigation led prosecutors to the Rega employee, who was arrested on Tuesday. He denied wrongdoing in questioning by police, and prosecutors had planned to question him further.
Prosecutors said they currently have no evidence of further suspects and likely will close the case.
Schumacher’s condition stabilized after he was placed in a drug-induced coma, from which he has since emerged.