Family of Navy veteran hoping to solve mystery

Posted at 6:49 PM, Dec 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-08 21:49:49-05

A Navy veteran's family is desperate for answers after he was found on the sidewalk with a bloody head.

Now they're going door to door in North Park trying to find out what happened.

“It’s heartbreaking. We just want to unravel the mystery,” said Andrea Bribiesca, Temoc Garay’s sister.

On November 28sometime after 10 p.m., Garay, 38, took an Uber from Hillcrest to 30th and El Cajon Blvd.

Bribiesca says he was headed to a restaurant or bar but never made it.

A bystander found him having a seizure on the cement.

Bribiesca learned about it several days later when Garay was finally able to help hospital staff track down his family.

“It was panic and a lot of worry,” said Bribiesca.

“My head was bleeding and I was brought to the hospital,” said Garay in a recorded cellphone video from his hospital bed.

Doctors believe he had a seizure, based on that bystander’s account.

But Garay remembers it differently, despite severe short-term memory issues.

“I know I was on my way to a different establishment, and I know I got hit from behind,” said Garay.

Garay believes it was a car, but his sister believes it could have been a person.

We followed her as she went to the businesses in the area looking for witnesses and surveillance video.

“We need justice for my brother. Something happened to him and we need answers,” said Bribiesca.

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Garay is not insured. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help with his medical bills.