UPDATE: The previously unidentified woman described below has been identified, police said Thursday, May 17, 2012. She was identified as a transient from Los Angeles, and remains at the mental hospital for further treatment.
MONROVIA — Police are asking the public’s help in identifying an apparently mentally disabled woman who was hospitalized last month after causing a disturbance at a restaurant.
Police responded to a report of a woman causing a disturbance about 6:40 p.m. April 24 at a Subway sandwich shop at Foothill Boulevard and Primrose Avenue, Monrovia police Sgt. Patty Newton said.
The woman appeared disoriented and spoke incorehently and in a foreign language, though she also speaks English, the sergeant said.
Officials took the woman to an area mental hospital, where doctors and staff have been unsuccessful in identifying her.
“For two weeks they were trying to communicate with her and she won’t communicate,” Newton said. “We can’t figure out who she is.”
No fingerprint matches could be found for the woman, and a search of area missing persons’ cases did not turn up a match either, police said.
She is described as Asian, 50 to 6 years old, 4 feet 11 inches tall and about 100 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes.
PHOTO courtesy of the Monrovia Police Department