Police join search for mystery man's identity
26 June 2006, AMSTERDAM — Police in the eastern city of Nijmegen have agreed to help a local hospital identify a man who has not spoken a word since he was admitted with a head injury on 5 May.
26 June 2006
AMSTERDAM — Police in the eastern city of Nijmegen have agreed to help a local hospital identify a man who has not spoken a word since he was admitted with a head injury on 5 May.
A spokesperson for St Radboud Hospital said the management was very thankful to the police. Formally the police are not obliged to get involved as it has been established the man is not the victim of any crime.
St Radboud has received 27 tips from the public since it went public about the mystery man on Friday.
The man is of Asiatic appearance and is estimated to be aged somewhere between 40 and 60. He was brought to the hospital's Accident and Emergency Department on 5 May by people who said they found him lying on the street in the centre of Nijmegen.
The hospital does not know where exactly he was found of the names of the people who brought him in. They have not come forward despite a request to do so.
The man needs specialist care on account of his head injury but St Radboud has not been able to place him in the appropriate institution as non one wants to take him without knowing his name and that the bill will be paid.
The police said there were usable leads among the calls from the public but none purported to identify the silent man.
Click here for a picture of the unidentified patient.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]
Subject: Dutch news