Tips from the public helped authorities learn the identity of a disoriented man who had been hospitalized since December, the sheriff's department reported Wednesday.
The man suffered a medical emergency at a fast-food restaurant in the 3100 block of South Hacienda Boulevard in Hacienda Heights on Dec. 14 and was taken to a hospital, according to the Sheriff's Information Bureau.
He had no identification, was disoriented and could not answer questions, according to a sheriff's department statement.
Deputies circulated photos of the man, who had been described as Hispanic and about 50 years old.
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The sheriff's department announced this afternoon that "several tips and leads" helped detectives identify the man, whose family has been notified of his whereabouts.