Wednesday Berlin authorities released the images of an English-speaking teenage “forest boy” who has wandered into the city nine months ago saying he had been living in the forest with his father for the past 5 years.
According to Yahoo News, attempts to identify the boy have been unsuccessful as the boy, named Ray, claims not to know his last name or where he’s from. Police spokesman Thomas Neuendorf stated,
“We have checked his DNA against all missing person reports, sent the data to Interpol so that they could check it internationally, but unfortunately without any success.”
Ray told the Berlin police that his mother, Doreen, died in a car accident when he was 12. After his mother’s passing, he and his father, Ryan, took to the forest and wandered using maps and a compass, staying in tents or caves overnight. Once his father passed last year, according to his own accounts, Ray walked five days north before ending up in Berlin.
While Ray continues to stick to his story, authorities have serious doubts about it considering they have been unable to confirm any details about a fatal car accident that matches up with Ray’s story and haven’t been able to find the body of the father.
Ray is being taken care of by youth services and is going to school regularly. Police in Berlin are asking anyone with information on him to contact them
Forest Boy Revealed: Berlin Police Release Photo.