Update: Bellevue Police Identify Disabled Man Found Wandering in Newport Hills

Update: a man who is unable to communicate was found wandering in a backyard of a home in the 6400 block of 131st Avenue Southeast was identified.

Update: 9:13 p.m.

The man has been identified and is being taken home, Bellevue Police reported. Bellevue Patch has removed the man's photo from this story.

Original post:

Bellevue police asked the public if anyone could identify a man found wandering in a backyard and unable to talk.

A neighbor reported seeing the man, who appeared to be disabled, wandering through the backyard of a home in the 6400 block of 131st AVE SE in the Newport Hills neighborhood, accordingo to a press release.

The man was described as Asian, wearing blue jeans and a red shirt, and walking without shoes, according to a press release.

"Upon contact the subject was found walking in the roadway and we were unable to verbally communicate with him," according to Bellevue Police spokeswoman Officer Carla Iafrate. The man had grass in his mouth, the press release noted.

Medics transported him to Overlake Hospital Medical Center. So far, checks of neighboring police agencies and surrounding adult family homes are negative, the press release said.

If anyone is able to identify this man, please contact the Bellevue Police Department via 9-1-1 immediately.

Venice Buhain July 01, 2012 at 04:11 AM
Bellevue police just reported that they have identified the man. We are updating this post.
marthabenson July 10, 2012 at 07:59 AM
Why is no one questioning Service Alternatives close relationship with DSHS. Service Alternatives stuffs homes with high risk fragile disabled clients, poor staff, poor medical and nursing oversight and this is what you get. Why isn't the state closeing them down. Simple- they are the cheapest around.


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