"We have checked his DNA against all missing person reports, sent the data to Interpol so that they could check it internationally, but unfortunately without any success," Neuendorf said.
The boy has told authorities his father called him "Ray" and that he was born June 20, 1994, but claims not to know his last name or where he's from.
He said his mother, Doreen, died in a car accident when he was 12 and after that he and his father, Ryan, took to the forest. He said they wandered using maps and a compass, staying in tents or caves overnight.
He told authorities that after his father died in August, 2011, he buried him in the forest and then walked five days north before ending up in Berlin, and showed up at city hall.
Investigators have been unable to confirm any details about a fatal car accident that matches up with Ray's story, however, and haven't been able to find the body of the father — raising "serious doubts" about the story.
"There are many question marks," Neuendorf said.
He is now being taken care of by youth services, and is going to school. When he first appeared, Ray spoke English and a few words of German, but has picked up more German fast, Neuendorf said.
He has also quickly adapted to city life and technology, using a laptop and his cell phone with no problems.
"Everything gives the impression that he was not far away from civilization for years," Neuendorf said.
Neuendorf said that Ray does not speak English with a particular accent, leading investigators to believe that he is not a native speaker. There are no indications, however, of what his native tongue might be.
Ray is described as being somewhere between 16-20 years old and 180 cm (about 5-foot 11-inches) tall. He has dark blonde hair and blue eyes, and three small scars on his forehead, three small scars on his chin and a small scar on his right arm.
He has a complete set of teeth and no obvious dental work, and his hands, fingernails and teeth appear "well kept."
Police in Berlin have asked anyone with information on him to contact them.
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Hi Star Flower,
Know what is funny about your statement is when I read this article yesterday
I thought the exact samething. Could this young man be from another planet,
how could he not know his last name. Yes, there is definately a mystery around
this young man.
And he had zero trouble adapting to technology. :))
Could be Anastasia's son! (From the Ringing Cedars or Russia)
Hmmm... does he have any known family?? I will adopt him! He is about the same
age as my son (who is also a star seed).
I think Sally Jane expressed it best for me.
That is the way that my mind is thinking right now, until more info comes forth.
However, something just does'nt add up to me.
Regg, I keep looking at his nose -- it doesn't look quite 'normal' in the "human" way of things. Almost looks like it was 'sculpted' on as a last thought, LOL. I cannot explain myself better than that. Also, note how pointed his adam's apple is. Will be fun to watch this story develop. He knows his first name and the first names of his parents, all of which very common in Ireland. OK, no Irish jokes from you Brits! :)
It must be Anastasia's son, he has blond hair, blue eyes, born in 1994, they don't know his mother's tongue, he lived in the woods, he is very intelligent. He's fit and healthy, looks like he never had dentist work done.
If you want to know more about it, read Anastasia from the Ringing Cedars of Russia!
..... or could he have been kidnapped when very young by this couple?
Ah, Illumination, the plot thickens. Where is Gary?
Have I missed something? Who is Gary?
Gary Val Tenuta. He writes sci-fi novels.