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10-23-09, 11:51 PM #1
Teen girl found on NY streets says she can't remember her name or anything about herselfAuthorities are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a teenage girl who mysteriously turned up in Manhattan two weeks ago, claiming to have no memory of her family, her home -- or even her own name.
"I just want to know who I am," the girl says in a statement released by the New York City Administration for Children's Services. The teen, who is being referred to as Jane Doe, continues, "I want to know who I am and what happened to me."
The Caucasian young woman, described by New York ACS as "very soft-spoken," is 5 feet, 6 inches tall, light-skinned, with short, straight, cropped blond hair and blue eyes. Doctors are estimating her age to be between 14 and 17.Children's Services said the girl recently wrote down the name "Amber" and has responded to it on one occasion, but she has no idea whether it is her true name.
On another occasion she is said to have recalled certain words, which turned out to be an excerpt from the fantasy novel "Fool's Fate" by Robin Hobb. The girl is also apparently writing a fantasy story of her own that features a heroine named Rian, "who's been raised by the commander of the guard post on the edge of a fantasy kingdom," says the young woman.
The girl has a 2- to 4-inch scar on her lower left back and had a black, handwritten birthday message on her arm, addressed to a name of Japanese origin, when she was found, police said Friday.
Judging from poor dental hygiene, said Lt. Christopher Zimmerman, she appears to have been living on the streets for some time.
10-24-09, 10:48 PM #2
She got ID'd, 18 year old reported missing from Washington State:
Police ID amnesia girl found in Manhattan; 18-year-old from Washington state
The amnesia-stricken girl found wandering in Manhattan two weeks ago was identified Saturday as a missing 18-year-old from the West Coast, police said.
Police are working to reunite the teen with her family, who had reported her missing early this month from their Washington state home, cops said.
Cops found the girl on Oct. 9 in front of Covenant House on W. 41st St.
The teen wasn't carrying any identification and claimed to have amnesia, sources said.
A fingerprint check did not reveal her identity and investigators had little else to go on.
She recalled the words to a fantasy novel, "Fool's Fate," and is writing a story.
She remembered that she was studying to take the GED exam.
And she wrote down and responded to the name Amber, but she was not sure if the name was hers.
Detectives identified the teenager from a call to the NYPD's tip hotline, sources said.
It was still unclear how the teen ended up in midtown. Her name is being withheld until family can come and positively identify her, a source said.
The lost girl remains in custody of the Administration for Children's Services, sources said.
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Wonder how many missing pieces go with this story.
10-25-09, 12:51 AM #3in the warriors code there's no surrender, though his body says stop, his spirit cries...NEVER. deep in our souls, a quiet ember, knows its you against you, its the paradox that drives us all. its a battle of wills, in the heat of attack, its the passion that kills, and victory is yours alone.
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10-25-09, 02:46 AM #4
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10-25-09, 11:37 PM #5
I've had days like that, but it's usually "What the Hell am I doing here?", not "Who am I?".
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