UPDATE 2/13/17 – John Yonan AKA Jay Yokum has been reunited with his family in Idaho.
Original story: I received this photo and inquiry on MPofA’s Facebook page asking for help to identify this man from Roman Olegovich Naumov. Roman stated that the man had a severe head injury and ended up in the GMC hospital in Bambolim, Goa, India. He had no phone, passport or ID. The name he gave was John Yonan and that he was a US Citizen and his email “should be email@example.com.”
Roman said that “John was referred to GMC hospital from Hospicio hospital, Margao and from Canacona beach to that hospital.”
Roman posted later that his bike, belongings and money are found along with his passport in a guest house in Palolem village.
“We will take care of him as I usually do only in such cases until his relatives will come or he will be able to stay on his own.”
Lori Em posted on social media that she knew John and last saw him in January.
Some one else posted that he is Jay Yokum and his family has been contacted on Facebook.
Right now I do not know if the man is Jay or not. Or if Jay and John are the same person. It is possible that John does have a Facebook page under the name of Jay and it is also possible that this is a case of mistaken identity and he s not Jay at all. I am waiting for clarification.