Police and doctors have been unable to identify a woman who was found disoriented at a Monrovia restaurant last month and are asking for the public's help in figuring out who she is.
The woman was transported to a mental hospital on Apr. 24 after police officers found her behaving erratically at the restaurant on Foothill Boulevard and Myrtle Avenue. She knows a small amount of English but has given multiple names and authorities have had no luck determining her identity, Monrovia Police Lt. Nels Ortlund said.
"Normally the hospital and its staff have a means to identify people but they haven't been able to do that," Ortlund said. "We're at a dead end. We've done everything that we know how to do."
Police have not been able to determine the first language of the woman, who is of Asian descent. They even sent nuns who speak multiple Asian dialects down to the hospital to try and communicate with her but the efforts proved unsuccessful, Ortlund said.
The woman is believed to be between 50 and 60 years old. She has brown hair and brown eyes and weighs about 100 pounds. She has a noticeable birthmark on the left side of her nose that is not visible in the picture accompanying this story, Ortlund said. A flyer made by police describes her as "gravely disabled."
Police have asked anyone who may know this woman to contact the department at 626-256-8000.