06-12-2012, 07:08 PM #1Verified registered nurse
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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.
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06-12-2012, 07:24 PM #2
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
06-12-2012, 08:40 PM #3Verified registered nurse
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06-13-2012, 12:24 PM #4Registered User
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06-13-2012, 12:28 PM #5
Link to other thread.....
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
06-15-2012, 07:20 AM #6
'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.
06-15-2012, 04:03 PM #7After 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.^^^^^ My posts are all IMO, JMO, MOO unless I have included a link^^^^^
09-19-2012, 06:38 PM #8Registered User
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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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