Amnesia woman makes world plea for help
A WOMAN suffering with amnesia who believes she could be Australian has appeared on US TV in the hope someone will be able to help identify her.
Speaking with what sounds like a slightly English accent, “Sam”, who doesn’t know her name after being found on a street corner in California on February 1 without identification, said she was desperate to find her identity. She said she felt a connection to Perth and had “retro amnesia”.
Sam said she was diagnosed with stage three ovarian cancer after authorities found her and took her to hospital. She then had a large tumour removed. “I just feel like there’s a thick fog over my mind, my memory, over my brain that I can’t see through,” she said. “I can’t remember anything. How I got here? I didn’t have anything on me, no jewellery, no purse, nothing.”
The FBI said a fingerprint check had failed to identify her.
A Facebook campaign has been launched by Sam and supporters, with the FBI acknowledging that social media will likely be the key to solving the mystery.
“They’re basically using social media in an effort to cast a wider net in an effort to identify who she is,” agent Darrell Foxworth said.
Sam, believed to be about 50 years old, has brown eyes, stands 170cm tall and her hair was blonde before it fell out after she received treatment.
She remembers swimming at Perth’s Cottesloe Beach, Sydney’s Bondi Beach, Cairns, Byron Bay and in Hawaii.
Sam before her treatment.