Atlanta police need help identifying a young, special needs man who was dropped off at Grady Memorial Hospital by a woman last week.
Photo: Atlanta police
Photo: Atlanta police

Atlanta police need help identifying man abandoned at Grady hospital

Atlanta police are asking for the public’s help to identify a young man who was dropped off at Grady Memorial Hospital by a woman last week. 

On the evening of Dec. 4, a woman arrived at the hospital with the young man, the department said in a statement. The two were seen on surveillance footage walking inside the hospital, but never checked in or registered with hospital staff. 

Just before midnight, Grady staff found the young man alone outside the hospital, Atlanta police said. Officials said he had no identification and appeared malnourished. 

The young man was last seen with a woman at Grady Hospital. Atlanta police are looking to identify her as well.
Photo: Atlanta police

“Attempts were made to communicate with him, but he did not respond to verbal or written communication,” Atlanta police said in a statement. “It appears as though he has a diminished mental capacity and may have Down syndrome.”

Surveillance footage also showed the woman getting into a red minivan and leaving without the young man, police said. They are also trying to identify the woman. 

Right now, the young man is being cared for at Grady Memorial Hospital and is in the Division of Family and Child Services’ custody. 

Anyone with information is asked to call APD’s Special Victims Unit at 404-546-4260 or contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477 or online at Tips can be submitted anonymously using and still be eligible for a $2,000 reward. 

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