Napa County Detectives Seek Clues to ID Unconscious Man

Found lying on Highway 128 near Lake Berryessa just after midnight, the man is in critical condition with major head injuries, according to Napa County sheriff's personnel who believe he was not injured by a hit and run as initially reported by CHP

The unidentified man found lying on the highway near Lake Berryessa earlier this morning is not believed to have been the pedestrian victim of a hit and run, as supposed when the incident was first reported.

According to a news release from Capt. Tracey Stuart of the Napa County Sheriff's Office,

On September 17, 2012 at about 12:04 am, deputies responded to a 911 call from a motorist who was reporting a man laying in the roadway, in the 7500 block of SR128, near Markley Cove Resort. Deputies and fire personnel responded and found a male in the west bound lane of SR128. The male was unconscious and had major head injuries. The male was transported to Capell Valley Fire Station by ambulance and then flown to John Muir Hospital. He is in critical condition.

Based on the man’s injuries, detectives do not believe he was struck by a vehicle and are investigating.

The man did not have any identification on him and has not been identified. He is described as a white or light skinned Hispanic male. He was wearing boxer shorts, black socks and two t-shirts (one red and one white).

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 253-4591. 

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Louisa Hufstader September 19, 2012 at 09:27 PM
Comments in this thread are set to auto-approve so I am not sure what became of your comment, Belle; I have not seen it. But I am fine, thanks! We got an ID on the victim today: http://patch.com/A-xTBh
vanessa B September 20, 2012 at 03:19 PM
Everyone posting needs to remember that this man is someones son and the family is hurting over what has happened to him and are searching for answers insensitive comets dont help regardless of why it does not really matter there is never a reason to do this to another person no family should ever have to go through this kinda pain and they may never know what really happened how would you feel if this was your brother, son or friend I know this man and his family I have not seen him since we were kids but does not change the fact of what happened to him has deeply bothered me its really different reading a story about a stranger and someone you know so please pray for his recovery and for his family for healing and just hope that it is not your family or loved on that this happens to and that they find the answers as to what really happened that night because there is someone out there that saw or knows what happened to him and has not or will not come forward
Belle (Orchid Lady) September 20, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Louisa, I think It may be MY browser? Perhaps I should hit shift+refresh when that happens. I'm certainly glad your alright, I don't know what we'd do with out you! :)
Louisa Hufstader September 20, 2012 at 07:33 PM
Thank you for speaking up, Vanessa, to remind us of the victim's humanity.
shellbellberg December 19, 2012 at 02:38 PM
Any updates on this? Is the man ok?


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