Mysterious 'Jane Doe' tied to fantasy novel

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

What if you had amnesia, were found wandering a city street and could only remember snippets of a fantasy novel? What book would it be?

In a bizarre real-life case reported by CNN, a young woman turned up two weeks ago in New York, claiming to have no memory of her family, her home or even her own name.

But she does recall bits of the fantasy novel Fool's Fate by Robin Hobb, CNN said:

"I just want to know who I am," the girl says in a statement released by the New York City Administration for Children's Services. The teen, who is being referred to as Jane Doe, continues, "I want to know who I am and what happened to me."

The Caucasian young woman, described by New York ACS as "very soft-spoken," is 5 feet, 6 inches tall, light-skinned, with short, straight, cropped blond hair and blue eyes. Doctors are estimating her age to be between 14 and 17. ...

New York City Administration for Children's Services and police are asking anyone with information about the young woman or her family to contact the NYPD Missing Persons Squad at 212-694-7781 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.