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Woman with amnesia has been identified

UPDATE 7/1/15 – The woman with amnesia was identified by her sister as Ashley Menatta, 53.  Ashley has never been married and has sisters in Colorado and Maryland. She was born in Pennsylvania, lived in Flagstaff, Arizona, and several years ago found her way to Southern California, where she lived in La Jolla, Vista, and Carlsbad, reports NBC San Diego.

Ashley plans to go live with her sister and to continue with chemotherapy to treat the aggressive cancer.

There has been no explanation where Ashley’s accent came from.

Original story:

A woman that doesn’t know who she is was found in California and Interpol is asking for the public’s help in identifying who she is.

“Sam,” the name that she is going by, was found by paramedics in Carlsbad, a town north of San Diego on Feb. 1. She was very sick and was rushed to the hospital and checked into ICU where she remained in and out of consciousness for several days. “Sam” remembers waking up in the hospital and hearing a nurse talking about hospice, and that is where she thought she was. She heard herself speaking with an accent, but she had no idea who she was or where she lived. Doctors found that “Sam” had an ovarian tumor and it was also what was likely causing her to have her memory loss, called retrograde amnesia, reports SBC news.

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One thought on “Woman with amnesia has been identified”

  1. So happy that she's been identified and will be going to live with her sister and that she can get treatment!

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