Updated – Check talesmen for update on “Jane Doe”
A teenage girl who claims to have no memory of her family, her home or even her own name was mysteriously found 2 weeks ago in Manhattan, New York.
Her details –
- 5 feet 6 inches
- Short, straight, cropped blond hair
- Blue eyes
- Age – 14 -17
- Very soft spoken
“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.”
ACS Commissioner John B. Mattingly appealed to the public in a statement, “asking anyone who may know this young woman to help us locate her family as quickly as possible, so we can safely reunite her with those who love her.”
The girl was found in midtown Manhattan around 12:30 a.m. October 9 outside the Covenant House youth shelter, although the organization tells CNN that she was not a resident at the time and did not appear as if she intended to seek refuge at the facility.
Children’s Services says the girl recently wrote down the name “Amber” and has responded to it on one occasion, but she has no idea whether it’s her 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,” the young woman said.
If you have any information about the young woman or her family to contact the NYPD Missing Persons Squad at 212-694-7781 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS