MID-CITY — Officials at the Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital are asking for the public’s help in identifying a “John Doe” patient who was admitted into the hospital’s emergency room earlier this month.

Officials said the patient is Hispanic, standing 5-feet, 8-inches tall and weighs 160 pounds. He is believed to be in his mid-to-late 50s. He has a tanned complexion, short, gray hair, a mustache and tattoos of women on both forearms. He also has a heart tattoo on his chest.

Hospital officials said the patient cannot speak or write.

The patient was wearing a blue polo shirt with “Buena Park W.G.C.” on the lapel, and dark gray sweatpants when he was brought to the Nethercutt Emergency Center on Feb. 12, said Ted Braun, spokesman for the hospital. The patient was brought into the hospital by Santa Monica paramedics, who found him on a bus that had reached the end of the line.

Braun would not release more information on the condition of the patient.

Anyone with information about the patient is asked to call the hospital at (310) 319-4500.

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