Update: A woman found on the northwest coast of Croatia, with no memory of who she was or where she was from, has been identified as Daniela Adamkova, a native of Slovakia.
Granthshala News confirmed to Croatian police on Wednesday morning that the woman found was in fact Adamkova.
Los Angeles native Nina Schmidt contacted Granthshala News on Tuesday, saying she recognized the woman in police headshots distributed to the media.
“I immediately recognized the woman in the photo as Daniela Adamkova, a Slovakian woman who worked for a company where I was operations manager in Los Angeles in 2015,” she said.
“The company hired him through a non-profit organization that helps people out of homelessness. Daniela had been in and out of women’s transitional housing and shelters. At the time, the company was operating out of Second Space in downtown LA, where owner Tyler Madsen has a long history of helping the homeless community.
“Daniela told us that she wants to move to Ireland where she has a good friend she can live with. Tyler generously lets her second space rent free so she can save money to get out of Skid Row. She left for Ireland on July 15, 2015 and that’s the last time we heard from her.”
Police said they had “resolved” that matter and confirmed his identity with the Slovakian embassy. He is currently being treated and evaluated at a local hospital. Officials are still unsure how she ended up on the Croatian coast.
“Daniela had run into tough times and bad luck,” Schmidt said.
“But she was a really good worker, smart and she has a wonderful heart. Tyler and I are concerned about her well-being and hope that now that the embassy has confirmed her identity, her family will find it.” Will be able to help find out what happened to him.
Origin Story: Local police said a woman who did not know who she was or where she was was found on the island of northern Croatia on September 12.
Publications Sata24, The first to report story, said the woman “speaks full English,” had no phone, was covered in a sheet and had some minor scratches and cuts when she was found.
Authorities aren’t sure how the woman ended up jagged rocks of krakow, the country’s largest island — connected to the mainland only by a toll bridge — but the couple who found him Insisting that there is no way she can get there alone.
An unknown couple fishing in the water saw the woman a few hundred meters away. They dismissed him as a fellow fisherman, and went to sleep on their boat. When they awoke the next morning, the woman was still there, and had not gone away.
“It was already suspicious for us,” the man told Sata24. “We saw her walking up and down nervously and when she saw us, she started screaming and waving. We reached near the shore to see what was happening. She was covered with a white sheet, but she may have found a tarpaulin or something and tried to keep her warm. “
The man’s wife fortunately spoke English, and explained to the mysterious woman that the coast was too hard for them to come to. Then he called the police.
“The woman couldn’t say anything, she just repeated in English, let’s help her,” said the man.
A rescue team of 14 people was sent to rescue him, and they had to use off-road vehicles to get close. Then, he had to drop them and cover a distance of more than three kilometres.
Local officials described Jane Doe as in her 60s, five feet four inches tall, with shoulder-length brown hair and wearing a pink sun hat, striped shirt and dark pants. He did not have any documents to prove his identity. There were no cars nearby, so it remains a mystery how she got to the shoreline.
A resident told Sata24 that the woman was not staying in the nearby village of Solin because she would have been identified. Surveillance cameras installed on the toll bridge have not provided any clue.
suspect the authorities He spent several nights outside in an area often frequented by bears and wild boars. According to the Guardian, the woman was so weak that she could not drink water without help. He is currently being treated at a hospital in Rijeka on the Croatian mainland.