Mission on Krk: Rescue workers took the woman to a hospital
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For ten days a mysterious "woman without a memory" preoccupied the public in Croatia - now the mystery has apparently been solved.
Ambulance services found the woman, who claims to be unable to remember anything and speaks English, on September 12 in an inaccessible part of the island of Krk in an exhausted condition.
Now it turned out that the 57-year-old is a vacationer from Slovakia, as the police announced.
When the woman was found, she had injuries which, according to the police, were not caused by outside influences.
How it got into the undergrowth, strewn with stones and rocks inside the island was initially unclear.
Notes also from the USA
The Croatian authorities were able to determine their identity in cooperation with police stations in Slovakia, as reported by the portal »24sata.hr«.
Accordingly, friends and acquaintances recognized the woman in a published photo.
There should also have been indications from the USA.
According to the information, the woman lived for several decades in the United States and worked there, among other things, as a successful jewelry designer.
According to media reports, she is said to have also sold jewelry to stars like Brigitte Bardot and Barbra Streisand.
Her time in the United States explains why the woman spoke to rescue workers in English.
The woman is currently being treated at the Rijeka City Hospital.
According to the information, she has no memories.
No documents were found on her, no mobile phone or anything else that would have revealed her identity.
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