The young woman we told you about yesterday, whom police found wandering with no recollection of her name or background, is getting some press attention. Now in the custody of the city’s Administration for Children’s Services, she says “I want to know who I am, and what happened to me.” Among the sketchy clues provided by the Post: she likes magical-kingdom type sci-fi and is working on a story in that vein, and recites spontaneously passages from the Fool’s Gold series of fantasy books by Robin Hobb, and responds to the name of the lead character, Amber. (This got us thinking “Amber alert,” and we trust authorities are combing their databases of missing or abducted children.)
Given GED prep materials, she does well at math but has ” no memory of reading the history and science materials.” Well, neither do we. Here’s another clue: her teeth are “poorly maintained.” Police encourage you, if you have any information, to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or contact them via www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or text (274637 [CRIMES], then enter TIP577.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 23, 2009