‘Mystery man’ identified

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The young amnesiac who was found battered in a snow drift in Oslo last winter has now been identified following DNA testing, Oslo police confirmed on Friday. The tests matched his DNA to the couple in the Czech Republic who said he was their son.

“He has been given the message that his identity has been 100 percent confirmed, and he was glad to hear that,” Sturla Henriksbø of the Oslo Police District, told newssite vg.no. “The man is a Czech citizen and he’s been put in contact with the Czech Embassy in Oslo to get a new passport issued and contact information for his family.”

Police declined to release his identity, at the man’s own request. He said he looked forward to meeting his parents “and to get them to tell me about my life and what I’ve experienced.”

He said, though, that he wasn’t sure when he would travel back home. Police continue to investigate what led to his predicament and the apparent violence to which he was subjected when found. He also had various drugs in his system, but can’t remember when, how or why he came to Norway.

newsinenglish.no staff