Boy From the Woods

Discussion in 'Up to the Minute' started by Trino, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    I'm guessing he's about 23. (Although with that silly identikit pic of him all we have to go by, it's hard to say.)
     


  2. andrea

    andrea Active Member

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    I don't know. An early article said he is in good health, so he must have had some medical examinations? I'm sure doctors would have detected an age discrepancy between mid-teen and mid-twen.

    It has been about 2 months since he has been found, and I think that if it was a joke or a spontanous idea, he would have given up by now. He would have started missing people and things, and anyway it is an awfully long time for a young person to keep a secret. So if he still keeps it up, he either cannot remember, or he has a serious reason not to tell. (Or he is a psychopath, but thankfully, they are rare).

    As for the money, the government finances so many stupid things, I would not complain about money being spent in good faith on the wellbeing of a young person.
     
  3. gitana1

    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    BBM. You know, you're right. I agree with the part I bolded.

    However, there is another category of people who may claim to be what they are not. Like to Hoaks twins and Treva Throneberry who pretend to be teens because they want to live off others or be cared for in some way. Not exactly psychopaths, but scammers of some sort.
     
  4. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    Then there is another group with motive to pass themselves off as teens. And it has been done before.

    http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/4881389/detail.html

    Who do teens date? Other teens. Who would he be rooming with most likely? A group of boys. Sex predators have been known to assume the guise of being a teen in order to get close to victims.
     
  5. andrea

    andrea Active Member

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    Interesting cases, I had never heard of them before. And of course it's just my assumption that his "good health" was stated by a doctor, so I agree it may be a similar case.

    Some more thoughts:
    As far as I understand the system, if he is believed to be 17, he does not decide if his photo, fingerprints or dna are taken - his (temporary, probably gouvernment-assigned) guardian does. We have read that his fingerprints were run through a database, so maybe they were taken before the guardian had his/her say?

    To be included in the system (any system) he will need documents of some kind, and I don't think the authorities will issue any kind of document with "unknown parents" and "unknown Home Country" easily.
     
  6. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    LOL you bring up some good points. Which leads to something else.

    He is refusing to give DNA which might help identify him. Ok, how do they even know he is in the country legally? LOL he hasn't provided a birth certificate or visa or any other verification of citizenship. LOL could they deport him?
     
  7. gitana1

    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    Ughhhhhhhhhh. I didn't think of that. Ughhhhhh!
     
  8. cleo612

    cleo612 My reason for waking up each day!

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    I wish we had some updates on this case. Would love to know if this person has been compelled to provide DNA.
     
  9. ~n/t~

    ~n/t~ New Member

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    I think Germany wants this story to go away. How embarrassing for them.
     
  10. andrea

    andrea Active Member

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    Yesterday, I searched for news on this case, but it really seems to have vanished from the media. No news at all since Oct 10th, just repeating of old articles.

    But the story about the swiss couple is stranger than I first thought. The couple is not looking for a child that went missing. Their son was grown up when he went missing 18 years ago, and they think Ray could be his son, conceived and born after his father was gone from their lives.

    Here is one of the articles mentioning this:
    http://www.newspower.eu/multimedia-info/neue-spur-im-ratsel-um-mysteriosen-„waldjungen“/

    The question is, what makes them think so? Just the drawing of the boys face? Or did they have some idea where the missing man went back then?
     
  11. 2goldfish

    2goldfish Active Member

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    whaaaat, are you american? I thought you were british!
     
  12. bluenoser

    bluenoser Hello from Nova Scotia

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  13. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    My family moved over here in '85. Well, 1685, that is! My college major was Brit Lit.
     
  14. GannyP

    GannyP Searching for Truth

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    I haven't been able to find any new updates. Were the Swiss couple his real grandparents? What were the DNA results? Where is he living now?:waitasec:
     
  15. badhorsie

    badhorsie Mouth operational, brain elsewhere...

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    According to this story he is believed to be a fantasist
     
  16. tlcya

    tlcya Old and Tired Websleuth

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    From badhorsie's link


    Several parents from different countries have contacted Berlin police hoping that Ray might be their missing child. But DNA tests never showed any connection."

    Now he is in the care of the German social services, at a cost of an estimated £5,000 a month, and it seems that his secrets may never be unlocked.
     
  17. Trino

    Trino Well-Known Member

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    I think it's time he's declared an adult and gets off the "dole." His story is still suspicious. You would think that a dental exam could predict his age.
     
  18. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    I just read the whole 15 pages here... and now disappointed that we won't know the "actual" truth on this boy!! :maddening: I was hoping for a better ending!! :seeya:
     
  19. Etilema

    Etilema Kind to the cruel = Cruel to the kind

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  20. chissus

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    Why does it cost the German social services so much money a month?
     

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