Public Guardian Office Seeks Help Identifying Protected Person
The Clark County Public Guardian’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a protected person under its guardianship care at a local hospital.
The man, whose photograph and description are posted on the office’s website at https://tinyurl.com/yc2vy29h, was found on Sept. 7, 2022. He was on the ground, unable to communicate, near Faith Lutheran Church in Summerlin off Town Center Drive. Officials believe he was homeless and suffered a medical episode. He was transported to Summerlin Hospital where he remains hospitalized and still unable to speak. The Clark County Public Guardian’s Office was appointed his guardian in November and has been working with various agencies to identify him through fingerprints and other means. The office has the responsibility of providing guardianship services for individuals who are legally determined to be incapable of taking care of themselves.
“On rare occasions we receive cases where we are unable to identify the people within our care and we need to ask for the public’s help,” said Clark County Public Guardian Karen Kelly. “We hope someone will know who this patient is so we can potentially help him get reconnected with family members, access services and financial resources he is entitled to such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid or veteran’s benefits.”
The protected person’s estimated age is 55 to 65. He has grey hair and blue eyes. He is approximately 6 feet tall and weighs about 162 pounds. Anyone with information to help identify the protected person is asked to contact the Clark County Public Guardian Office at (702) 455-4332 or PUBGDN@ClarkCountyNV.gov. The case number is: 2022020335. Information can be submitted to the office anonymously.
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 11th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors a year (2019). Included are the nation’s 8th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.