MI CHINA BLACK: Living amnesia victim, BF, 40-60, found on streets of Detroit, MI - 2013-2015


"China Black" is the name used by an unidentified woman living at a care facility in Michigan. Her discovery date is listed as May 14, 2018, although she is known to have been in the area since around 2014. The DNA Doe Project began assisting her in finding her identity in February 2021.

"China" checked into the Beyond Boundaries Adult Foster Care center in Romulus, MI, on an unspecified date around 2014 or 2015, most likely in 2014. She does not remember her date of birth.

She has also used the aliases CJ Jones and Joynez Johnson. She believes that she is from Detroit and had previously been married to a man named Peter Smith, and that she has a son named David who lives in California.

She claims to have lost her memory after being struck by a drunk driver, although this story has not been confirmed.
  • She has graying black hair and brown eyes.
  • Both of her legs have been amputated at the knees.
  • She is missing her pinky finger on her left hand.
  • Her ears are pierced.
In 2013 an African American woman, who doesn’t remember who she is, was found on the streets of Detroit, Michigan. Since then, she has been living at the Beyond Boundaries Adult Foster Care Facility in Romulus, Michigan. Thought to be in her late 50s or in her 60s (she says 52), the woman is a double amputee at the knees and is wheelchair bound. She calls herself “China Black” and believes she is married to a Peter Smith and they have a son named David. She is 5′ 6″-5′ 8″ tall and an estimated 110-130 lbs. with graying black hair. Investigators believe she suffers from some sort of mental incapacitation, possibly amnesia, and does not remember her name and where she came from, possibly the Detroit area.

Listed is a "Living Jane Doe". She has been living at the Beyond Boundaries Adult Foster Care Facility in Romulus, MI for the past 3-4 years with her identity known only by her self-given name of "China Black".

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