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Croatia: Police launch probe to ID woman with memory loss after she appeared on island inhabited by bears

Croatian police are investigating to establish the identity of a woman with no memory after she was found on a northern Adriatic Sea island. The woman has no recollection of who she is or where she came from.

Police told reporters that they are searching the terrain and conducting interviews with residents and tourists to see if anyone has information about the woman discovered on September 12 on the island of Krk.

“A number of tips received from citizens in Croatia and from abroad about the identity of the person are being checked and investigated,” police said in an email.




Croatian media have reported that the woman communicated in English and that locals found her sitting on a jagged rock in a remote part of the island that is inhabited by bears.

She did not have identification documents or a mobile phone with her, reports said.

Police have released a photo showing a blonde woman of about 60 years with blue eyes.



They said that when found, she was dressed in a hooded dark blue shirt with white stripes, black trousers, sneakers and a pink hat.

The case has drawn attention both in Croatia and internationally.

Croatia is one of the most popular European tourism destinations and frequented each year by millions of tourists from all over the world.

Local Croatian rescue services have said that the unknown woman had spent the night on the seashore and was found “exhausted and with light injuries and disoriented”.

The woman has since been transferred to a hospital in the town of Rijeka.

The police described her condition as ‘stable’ and said Croatian social services will take over once she is released from hospital care.