Mysterious Amnesiac Found in Snow Stumps Norway

'John Smith' has no memory or idea why he was in Norway

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 9, 2014 1:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – Police in Norway are asking the public to help them identify a young man found in a snowdrift months ago apparently suffering from total amnesia. The man, who calls himself John Smith, was found in an industrial region of Oslo and police believe he was a victim of crime, reports the BBC. He is in his twenties, speaks good English with an Eastern European accent—and says he has no idea who he is or what he was doing in Norway. Interpol has sent his photo and fingerprints to police forces in Eastern Europe without success.

"The man did not possess any form of identification, and did not remember his name, origin, how he ended up in Norway or any other details of his life," a police spokesman says. "I think I'm Czech, it is the language I understand best," the mystery man says. "I also understand Polish, Slovak, and Russian. But I think and dream in English." He says that he believes he was drugged before he ended up in the snowdrift and he had deep cuts on his wrists that suggested he had been tied up, the Local reports.

Do you know who this man is? He doesn't.
Do you know who this man is? He doesn't.   (Oslo Police)
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