Swiss couple claim forest boy may be their lost grandson
Saturday 08 October 2011
A Swiss couple claim the mysterious "forest boy", who says he spent five years living rough in a wood, may be their grandson.
It is understood that the pair have consented to a DNA test that will be compared with that of the teenager who walked into a town hall in Berlin last month.
But it is not clear if the young man, who calls himself Ray, will consent to the test. In the weeks he has been in the care of authorities in Germany, he has been reluctant to provide help in finding out who he is. Berlin's B.Z. newspaper reported that Ray's photo was seen by the couple in Switzerland, who then contacted police. There was no comment from authorities in Berlin.
Although he spoke broken German and good but accented English, police suspect he may be from a non-EU country and have trekked across Poland and through the border without a passport check.
The blond, blue-eyed boy claimed to remember little about his life. He said he had been living in a tent in a forest for five years with his father, Ryan, and that his mother, Doreen, had died in a car crash five years ago.
- 1 Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Pro-Russian rebel 'admits to shooting down plane'
- 2 Israel has discovered that it's no longer so easy to get away with murder in the age of social media
- 3 Israel-Gaza conflict: The myth of Hamas’s human shields
- 4 Amy Winehouse unpublished 2004 interview: ‘Ten years from now I’ll be 30, so I’ll maybe have one baby’
- 5 Dutch paedophile club to fight their ban at the European Court of Human Rights
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Vladimir Putin is given 'one last chance' to end hostilities in Ukraine
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: victims’ bodies bundled in black bags and loaded onto trains
£49000 - £55000 per annum + competitive: Progressive Recruitment: My client is...
£48000 - £54000 per annum + Benefits package: Progressive Recruitment: My clie...
£35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive: Progressive Recruitment: If you're pa...
£45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive: Progressive Recruitment: SAP Business...