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  1. #1
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    Apr 2011

    Germany - 'Forest Boy' - WhtMale, 16-20, lived w/father in forest, Sep'11 - Hoax

    I searched and couldn't find anything on WS about this. If I missed it, I apologize. Officials in Berlin released a photo of "Forest Boy", a young living male named "Ray" found in the woods who stated he lived with his father there for years. He is still unidentified. If this posting is in the wrong place, please let me know. Thank you.


    Last edited by CarlK90245; 06-15-2012 at 10:28 AM.

  2. #2
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    Nov 2009
    El Segundo, California
    I only have two missing boys on my list with a DOB of 20-Jun-1994, but they are both hispanic.

    Jaime Marquez http://www.nampn.org/cases/marquez_jaime.html
    Enio Bermejo http://www.nampn.org/cases/bermejo_enio.html

    ... and only four missing women/girls with the first or middle name Doreen:

    Doreen Vincent http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...nt_doreen.html
    Doreen Jack http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1480dfbc.html
    Doreen Marfeo http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...eo_doreen.html
    Kimberly Doreen Mullens http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/..._kimberly.html

  3. #3
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    Apr 2011

  4. #4
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    Nov 2009
    LEONID JACOBSON? Not a match on names or birth date, but he would be 16 now and was taken by his father possibly to Germany.


  5. #5
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    Jul 2011

    Tammie McCormick, 13, missing since 1986 http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=128676

    Jaliek Rainwalker, 12, missing since 2007 http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=55811

  6. #6
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    Aug 2008
    up north

    'Forest Boy' mystery solved: 'Ray' is missing Dutchman


    By Andy Eckhardt, NBC News

    MAINZ, Germany - Police in Berlin said on Friday they had identified the mysterious "Forest Boy" who turned up in the German capital nine months ago claiming to have lived in woods for several years.
    "We are 100 percent certain that he is this 20-year-old boy, because his step-mother positively identified him," a police spokeswoman told Die Welt.

  7. #7
    After publishing his picture earlier this week, police said a former girlfriend identified him as a 20-year-old from the Netherlands who was reported missing in September.
    Police are now checking whether van Helsum could be charged with fraud.
    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/06...#ixzz1xtUSmgBD
    ^^^^^ My posts are all IMO, JMO, MOO unless I have included a link^^^^^

  8. #8
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    Jul 2010
    In another twist, Robin Van Helsum disappeared again over 3 months ago....


    Fake 'Forest Boy' who claimed to have lost his memory disappears AGAIN (just as police prepared to sue him for 20,000 for cost of his care)

    Robin van Helsum claimed to have been living in forest for five years with his father
    Said he had lost memory and had buried his father after the man's sudden death two weeks earlier
    In fact, the troubled youngster had left the Netherlands just days before

    By Allan Hall

    PUBLISHED: 16:37, 19 September 2012 | UPDATED: 17:12, 19 September 2012

    German authorities will not be able to sue the 'Forest Boy' over his false claim to be an amnesiac orphan and needed expensive care - because he has vanished.

    Robin van Helsum, 20, turned up out of the blue in Berlin a year ago posing as a 17-year-old who had lived in a forest with his father for years until the man suddenly died.

    'Ray' told the authorities that he had lost his memory after burying his father two weeks earlier.

    He then lived in the city at the taxpayer's expense for ten months, until he was exposed as a fantasist in June, when his photo was circulated around the world and he was identified by his stepmother from the Netherlands.

    Van Eslum had vanished from his hometown of Hengelo only days before his arrival in Berlin.

    German youth authorities confirmed they would sue him for at least 20,000 - the cost of his care and searches to find his family.

    Berlin social services paid for bed and board, clothing and German lessons for the English-speaking Dutchman. They also gave him a staggering 200 a month in pocket money.

    However, he has now disappeared again, and has not been seen in nearly three months.


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