[UPDATED] Forest Boy Has Been Identified As 20-Year-Old Robin VH
UPDATED: Friday, June 15th at 10:30 AM – Since the photo of Berlin’s ‘Forest Boy’ has been released, friends and the apparent step-mother have come forward saying he is, in fact, 20-year-old Robin VH. According to the step-mother, Robin left his home and was last seen on September 2nd, 2011 near Hengelo.
A school friend told Dutch broadcaster NOS: ‘I am certain that is Robin. He had personal problems and that was his way of beginning a new life.’
Robin had told authorities that his father had died in the woods, when he was actually still alive. Ironically, shortly after he left his home, Robin’s father did pass away and he was unaware because he had no contact with anyone from his past life.
UPDATED: Wednesday, June 13th at 2:02 PM – The first photo of Ray has been released in an effort to find out more. Apparently there is still skepticism as to whether “Ray” actually lived in the woods for 5 years or not because he seems to be adapting to technology rather well. He is also well-kept as far as his nails and teeth are concerned. Authorities are hoping that someone might recognize the young man’s photo and be able to offer them some answers.
A young boy about the age of seventeen, had arrived at the Berlin City Hall on September 5th, with only a rucksack and a sleeping bag. This blond hair, blue-eyed, English-speaking, athletic boy had said that he had been living in the Woodlands in Germany for 5 years, with his father, Ray.
Apparently, the boy and his father had going into the woods after his mother, Doreen, had passed away. They stayed in a tent for a while, but when it got cold, began to make dugouts. The young man had set that his father told him to head North to Berlin if anything were to happen to him, which is what led to the boy’s arrival. He told authorities that his father had passed away about 2 weeks earlier and he buried him under a stone.
Again, this boy was speaking fluent English and knew very little German. He was also very healthy for having lived in the woods for nearly five years. Although they haven’t yet discovered the boy’s identity, they are currently looking into it as well as checking the Missing Person’s Database.
I am looking forward to hearing more about this and whether it’s actually an elaborate plan for the kid to get away with murdering his parents and starting a new life. Either way, I am very intrigued and plan to find out more.
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