Davis police identify woman with severe amnesia

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A woman suffering from severe amnesia who surfaced in Davis several weeks ago has been identified by her family. Davis police reported Friday that a citizen alerted them that morning to a missing-person report involving a 46-year-old woman who vanished from the Los Angeles area in April. “From there on the detective connected the dots,” making contact with the woman’s relatives who made a positive identification through photographs and other information, Deputy Police Chief Paul Doroshov said. The circumstances of the woman’s disappearance were not disclosed, but “we have not uncovered any signs of a crime associated with this,” Doroshov said. Doroshov added that the woman continues to undergo medical care at an undisclosed facility, her follow-up treatment now in the hands of her family and medical professionals. Investigators have said they were prepared to use DNA science to identify the woman, who did not know her identity or where she came from when a West Davis resident found her wandering in their backyard on May 30. Police later released her photograph on social media, resulting in dozens of tips from the public regarding her possible identity. “We want to thank all of the people who responded to our initial press release and social media posts. Over the past month, our detectives have investigated numerous leads,” police said in a news release Friday. “We are extremely happy with the outcome of this case and will now be able to reunite the female with her family.”

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