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Mystery man with amnesia found in snowdrift

'John Smith' Found In Norway Snowdrift With No Memory

Police in Norway are now asking for the public's help months after finding a man with amnesia in a snow drift in Oslo.

Police released a photo of the man, believed to be in his 20s, who is currently identifying himself as John Smith. The BBC reports Smith gave police permission to release his picture publicly after months of searching for answers were unsuccessful.

Police have gone through missing person databases and sent Smith's fingerprints and pictures to police in eastern Europe. According to The Independent, Smith says he can understand five different languages, making it more difficult to find out where he came from.

The Daily Mail points out Smith didn't have his ID on him, doesn't know his name, and has no idea how he wound up in the snow drift.

So far, police say they also don't know how Smith wound up in the snow drift, but the Daily Mirror reports police say he could have been the victim of a crime. Police didn't say why, though.

But Norway's NRK reports Smith was found in the snow drift with drugs in his system, his wrists tied up, and several cuts on his body that took months to heal.

Smith gave the paper his best guess for where he might have come from: "I think I'm Czech, it is the language I understand best. I also understand Polish, Slovak and Russian. But I think and dream in English."

According to the BBC, police in Norway are handling the bizarre case through its violence and sexual crimes unit.

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Nanarina April 10 2014 at 8:02 AM


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Whad Up Girl! April 09 2014 at 4:59 PM

I wish this gentlemen good luck. Where is his mother? Anyone!

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zack is the man Whad Up Girl! April 09 2014 at 9:16 PM

Hillary frikn Clinton

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kimcrdr April 09 2014 at 3:58 PM

m goodness, he has never been reported missing by anyone? Hope he finds where he belongs soon, good luck with that!

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100 DOLLAR BILLS April 10 2014 at 7:48 AM

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Rob 100 DOLLAR BILLS April 10 2014 at 7:52 AM

And it apparently works on you every time if you're still here.

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bentbouy1 100 DOLLAR BILLS April 10 2014 at 8:46 AM

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gserlin April 09 2014 at 3:22 PM

What accent does he speak with? That should give a clue.

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kimcrdr gserlin April 09 2014 at 3:57 PM

did you NOT read the article, I know the answer by your question, its above why don't you give it a shot!

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CHUCK kimcrdr April 09 2014 at 4:55 PM

Yes, but didn't say what his accent was. Only that HE thought he was Czech.

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salliezoo gserlin April 10 2014 at 1:43 AM

In the Daily Mail (a UK newspaper), they said this about his accent: 'He is of European origin, speaks very good English with an Eastern/Central-European accent, and understands Czech, Slovak, Polish and Russian languages. Several people here have accused him of "faking" all this. I really doubt that. He was found in a coma with several injuries indicating he had been tied up for quite some time. I really don't think you can "fake" a coma. ..and his injuries seem too extreme for someone to self inflict just to get attention.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2599775/Norwegian-police-try-identify-amnesia-man.html#ixzz2ySVJvgJV

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grlsrm200 April 09 2014 at 2:46 PM

Now tht the picture is released if he has family they may come forward. Good luck Hope you find your kin soon.

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pepsi April 09 2014 at 2:42 PM

real life jason bourne right there

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Volley8ter pepsi April 09 2014 at 3:32 PM


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kimyou945 April 09 2014 at 2:25 PM

The Bourne Identity?

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Dan & Bev Hall April 09 2014 at 2:14 PM


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EzinWy April 09 2014 at 1:52 PM

Abducted and then released by ETs. Per government-ET agreements, anyone abducted must have their mind/memory erased (aka: killing/removing brain cells).

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