English-speak­ing teen McCann’ liv­ing on the

Malta Independent - - WORLD -

A young woman has been found liv­ing rough in Rome who, a miss­ing per­sons or­gan­i­sa­tion says, could be miss­ing Madeleine McCann .

The teen, who is said to be English-speak­ing, has no ID or pass­port, and has been sleep­ing on the streets.

Re­fus­ing to ac­cept cash from strangers, cam­paign­ers on­line say that she looks like sev­eral miss­ing girls, and has been work­ing to iden­tify her for more than a week.

The names which have been men­tioned by the the Miss­ing Per­sons of Amer­i­caor­gan­i­sa­tion in her iden­ti­fi­ca­tion in­clude Amanda Ad­lai who was ab­ducted in Michi­gan in 2008.

They also sug­gested that she could be Maria-Brigitte Hensel­mann who dis­ap­peared from Ger­many in 2008 and Madeleine McCann, who van­ished in 2007.

Those who have met the girl, who is around 5ft tall, say she is po­lite and does not speak Ital­ian. They add that she will an­swer to the name ‘Maria’ - but po­lice say that’s one of many names she has told them.

Miss­ing Per­sons of Amer­ica wrote on a web­site page ded­i­cated to ‘Maria’: “There have been sev­eral peo­ple that think it may be Made­line McCann who would be 13 now. “Made­line had a dis­tinc­tive mark on her eye and it would be easy to tell if it was her by that iden­ti­fi­ca­tion.”

They added that im­ages of ‘Maria’ have been shown on Ital­ian TV on a show called Chi l’ha vista , which spe­cialises in find­ing miss­ing peo­ple.

The Miss­ing Per­sons of Amer­ica site up­dated on Novem­ber 20: “The Ital­ian po­lice are say­ing that this young woman does have a mark on her pupil [but] I have no ver­i­fi­ca­tion on that at this writ­ing.”

Lorena Kol­lobani wrote on the Miss­ing Per­sons of Amer­ica Face­book page : “I don’t know if she is even American. I’ve seen her in Rome streets. She sleeps out­side and has men­tal prob­lems I think.

“But looks she hasn’t done this kind of life be­fore be­cause she doesn’t ac­cept money and she is very care­ful and well be­haved while eat [sic]. I think she is a for­eign stu­dent be­cause she doesn’t know any Ital­ian.’

With no be­long­ings, ‘Maria’ has been seen in the same long, light

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