Officials Seek Help Identifying Teen Amnesia Victim

Blonde girl appears to be between 14 and 17 years old

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    ACS is looking to for the identity of this young woman.

    Amnesia often seems like the affliction of mystery novels or late night television dramas, but one young woman receiving help from the Administration of Children's Services says she can't remember her name, age or where she came from.

    “I just want to know who I am,” says the soft-spoken, blonde youth, who was found two weeks ago on Oct. 9, 2009 in midtown Manhattan, and who is estimated by doctors to be between 14 and 17 years old. “I want to know who I am, and what happened to me," she told ACS.
    At one point recently, she wrote down the name “Amber,” and responded to the name on one occasion, but she says she has no idea whether or not it is her name, ACS said.

    ACS Commissioner John B. Mattingly is asking anyone who may know the young woman’s family to contact the nearest police officer or the NYPD Missing Person Squad immediately at 212-694-7781.