A hospital in L.A. County is looking for the family of an unknown patient
The case of the unidentified patient at St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, Los Angeles County, has seen a positive development with the successful location of her family members. Initially, the woman was found in Bell Gardens last week and had been under medical care at the St. Francis Medical Center since December 14.
She was discovered at John Anson Ford Park located at 8000 Park Lane, and upon admission, she had no personal information or belongings that could aid in identifying her. The patient, described as a woman in her mid to late 30s, around 5 feet 3 inches tall, and weighing approximately 120 pounds with black hair and dark brown eyes, speaks both English and Spanish, possibly with a Portuguese or Island accent.
Following the hospital’s outreach efforts, family members of the patient were located. Before their identification, the only clue to her identity was her appearance when found: she was wearing a blue floral short-sleeve button-down blouse and pink floral Volcom boxer shorts.
The hospital had issued an advisory in an attempt to find her family, which proved successful. Linda Woo, Marketing and Communications Manager at St. Francis Medical Center, expressed gratitude for the assistance in locating the patient’s family, highlighting the effectiveness of community support in such cases.
This incident underscores the importance of community involvement and the role of media in resolving cases of unidentified individuals, especially in situations where the individuals are unable to provide information about themselves due to medical or other reasons. The successful identification of the patient’s family members not only brings relief to the concerned family but also demonstrates the power of collective effort in addressing such critical situations.