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Woman Found In 2013 Still Unidentified And Unclaimed Is Living In Adult Foster Care Facility As "Living Jane Doe"

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Living Jane Doe "China Black"Photo byMissing In Michigan-Facebook

In 2013, an unidentified, disabled woman was found homeless and living on the streets of Detroit, Michigan. Since then, the woman has remained unidentified in an adult foster care facility in Romulus, Michigan.

The woman is a double amputee at the knees, and she is currently in a state of mental incapacitation, possibly amnesia. The woman can not remember her name, age, or where she came from. She calls herself "China Black," and believes she was married to a man named Peter Smith. She believes they have a son named David who lives in California.

"I know that she wants to be found and she wants to have a family again," Sgt. Sarah Krebs with the Michigan State Police Missing Persons told Fox 2 News. "I'm going to guess it's some kind of cognitive issue or some sort of brain injury that she has that she definitely seems to want to know who she is but she just can't recall."

The unidentified woman is believed to be between 50 and 60 years old. She states she is 52 years old. The woman is between 5'6" - 5'8" and weighs 110-130 pounds. She has graying black hair.

According to the Missing In Michigan Facebook page, authorities believe the woman grew up in Detroit, Michigan. She possibly attended Osborn or Cooley High School. The woman believes her father is a man called "Big Al" who drives a black pickup truck and her mother was born in Lakeland, Florida. The woman has used the names "Joynez Johnson" and "CJ Jones."

"We know at one point in her life she was probably homeless and that led to her being a double amputee, it sounds like she may have lost her legs due to frostbite," Sgt Krebs told Fox 2 News. "She could be from anywhere but I'm guessing by some of the tips we've gotten, she's been here for quite some time so she probably does have family out there."

"China Black" currently resides in Beyond Boundaries Adult Foster Care Facility in Romulus, Michigan, where she has lived since 2014. She has remained unidentified and unclaimed by family members, loved ones, or by anyone who claims to know her true identity.

If you have any information on who The living Jane Doe "China Black" may be, please contact the Michigan State Police, Intelligence Operations Division at 517-242-5731 or Beyond Boundaries Adult Foster Care at 313-397-8761.

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