Posted Oct. 31, 2014, 6 a.m.
The man was taken to Cedars Sinai in the early morning hours as a John Doe, the victim of a possible assault. He had been discovered between parked vehicles in Hollywood with two black eyes, a bruised face and a laceration on his nose.
A police officer tried to identify him through fingerprinting, but his hands were too swollen. For days, he lay in a hospital bed, unidentified and unconscious.
Wendy Mairena's friend, Ramon Estrada, had been missing fo...