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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    the beautiful SF Bay area

    Germany - Teen emerges from woods, Sep'11 - Hoax - Robin van Helsum

    Police say they're investigating the story of an English-speaking teenager who appeared in the German capital last week saying he had lived the last five years in the woods with his father.


    I hope this boy has other family and that he can find them. He must be so scared and alone.
    Last edited by Harmony2; 08-01-2012 at 07:30 PM.

  2. #2
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    Aug 2008
    up north

    'Forest Boy' who hoaxed police was running from his troubles, friend says


    By Carol Grisanti, NBC News
    19 Jun 2012
    12:39pm, EDT

    Robin van Helsum, the "Forest Boy" who hoaxed German authorities for nine months with a fantasy about living rough in the woods, was running away from a troubled background and financial concerns, a friend of his told NBC News.

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