Nine months ago a boy wandered into the streets of a German town and claimed he had no idea who he was and that he had lived in the forest his whole life and emerged only after his father died. Police discovered that was a hoax pretty early on but still had no idea who the boy actually was until this week when they posted his photo on the internet. Note to police. You may want to try and do that sooner than nine months next time. You know, when the next kid walks in from the forest claiming he has lived there his entire life. The 20 year old who only spoke English to the police is actually Dutch and was recognized and identified by an ex-girlfriend. His name is said to be Robin van Helsum. No, not van Helsing, but how cool would that have been.
His parents have been looking for him since September when he was reported missing. They never thought forest boy and their son could be the same person? His town was right on the German border.