Anthony Iuso’s loved ones are overwhelmed with grief and now understandably demanding answers.
First and foremost, they want to know how he went unaccounted for in a bathroom for five days, a valid question both hospital staff and the NYPD are now looking into.
“He was a great guy, really nice, really kind, very big heart,” said Thomas Iuso, Anthony’s brother.
A loving father and brother, 44-year-old Anthony Iuso spent several years of his life saving others as an EMT before transferring here to Montifiore Medical Center to work in the operating room.
“He would go to the end of the world for anybody, so it’s really a shame,” Thomas said.
His brother says loved ones last spoke with Anthony last Thursday the same day he was treated for a finger injury in the ER.
Then according to hospital staff he disappeared, until a gruesome discovery was made inside a public restroom on the same floor where he worked five days later.
“No one looked in this particular bathroom for five days and then found him five days later, pretty much because we actually went there and made a commotion,” Thomas said.
Just how he or anyone could go unaccounted for, for so long, is just one of many questions now plaguing Anthony’s family.
Both the NYPD and hospital administration are investigating his sudden passing.
But one thing is certain, Anthony deserved better.
“Just basically, they don’t really have answers, you know, no one really knows and they’ll run an investigation,” Thomas said. “Definitely just need things straightened out.”
The hospital released a statement saying, “The staff at Montefiore is extremely saddened to learn that one of our employees has passed away. Our hearts go out to the family, friends and co-workers.”