Mystery Patient Found Unconscious in Middle of Hawthorne Street on Christmas Eve Dies

NBCLA spoke to his mother, who said he died Tuesday afternoon.

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Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect that the man's family was found, but he died of his injuries.

After health officials circulated a photo Monday of a mystery patient admitted to a hospital who was found unresponsive on a Hawthorne street on Christmas Eve, his family was found, but he died of his injuries.

Tuesday, health officials sent out an alert thanking the public, and the man was identified and connected with family.

Ramon Bustamante died from complications of COVID-19. Kim Tobin reports for the NBC4 News on Monday, Dec. 28, 2020.

The 30-year-old man, later identified by his mother to NBCLA as Joey Corona, was found late Thursday lying in the middle of the street at 118th Street and Hawthorne Boulevard with his skateboard nearby, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services.

The department said he did not have any form of identification on him when he was taken to a  hospital.

His mother said he just turned 30 on Dec. 18.

He was reunited with his family Monday evening, and he died Tuesday afternoon.

His mother also said he was the victim of a hit-and-run, and the driver was taken into custody.

A vigil is planned for Wednesday at 3 p.m. at 116th and Hawthorne Blvd. in Hawthorne in front of a car dealership where he was found.

The health department asked anyone with information to call the hospital at 424-306-6310.

The family created a GoFundMe account to help pay for expenses.

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