Monday, January 14, 2008

missing 13-year-old boy is found ... to be a 33-year-old woman

Earlier this month, a massive search was underway in Europe for a 13-year-old schoolboy named Adam. Adam had been enrolled at the Marienlyst school in Oslo since September and was suddenly missing.

Fortunately, the authorities found Adam in a city in northern Norway -- but also found that he wasn't really Adam. It seems "Adam" was actually a 33-year-old woman named Barbara Skrlova.

How did that happen?? Earlier last year, Barbara had been part of an adoption scam in Brno, Czechoslovakia where she had posed as a 13-year-old girl. As part of that scam, Barbara was adopted by a woman named Klara Mauerova.

However, Mauerova was accused of abusing her own biological sons. So, as part of the case against Mauerova, Barbara was expected to be a key witness against her "adopted" mother.

Realizing that her identity as a 30ish woman would be discovered, Barbara left Czechoslovakia. With the help of friends (the parents of a real boy named Adam), she escaped to Denmark and finally ended up in Norway where she enrolled in school as Adam. She shaved her head and bound her breasts so that she could more easily pass as a boy.

Barbara (aka Adam) has been deported from Norway to Czechoslovakia. Authorities are trying to figure out what to do with her now.

Is it my imagaination or does she look like a young version of Fester on the Addam's Family?


Kjaere said...

wow... I am so confused!

Ed & Jeanne said...

Is this like one of those math story problems like the train leaving the station, etc?

Amy said...

wow! i wonder what i'd look like if I shaved my head and dressed in fester clothes! i'm 34 now and pass for 25 with hair & normal clothes!