Australia NAMBOUR LIVING JANE DOE: Elderly woman, 80-90, abandoned at hospital in Nambour, Sunshine Coast, Australia - 6 Sept 2020 *Resolved*

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Gold ring and fresh picture might be clues to identity of mystery woman abandoned at hospital

Sixteen days after a frail, elderly woman was left in distress outside a Sunshine Coast hospital police say they are no closer to finding out who she is.

Officers hope a ring the woman was wearing, and new images of her in a "healthier" state will help her be identified and family members come forward.

Acting Inspector Matt Robertson said Queensland Police had been looking into various missing persons cases, but suggestions put forward to date had not matched.

The woman, believed to be between 80 and 90, was dropped outside the Nambour Hospital on Sunday September 6, by a man who claims he found her in the Mooloolah Valley, more than 20 kilometres away, and wanted to take her to safety.

Police said the man indicated he was not the woman's relative, friend or carer, and they had no reason to question "that he's not just just a good Samaritan".

"He came in, he stated exactly what occurred and at this stage the evidence suggests what he said occurred," Acting Inspector Robertson said.

"He does believe he might have seen her in the area before."

The elderly woman has since been transported to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital where she is receiving ongoing care and tests.

Police initially said she was non-verbal but she has since begun communicating "somewhat", since her health has improved.

However, Acting Inspector Robertson said she could not tell police what her name was or where she's from.

"She's much improved, she's improving daily and getting her strength back. But she was frail and still is," he said.

He said as her condition was improving "we're getting better communication channels with her".

"Health authorities have been taking care of her. We're just making sure her health and safety are well managed."


Acting Inspector Robertson said police did not have the authority to DNA test against a person's will.

"Obviously, we're making inquiries and doing everything we can. It is a very challenging situation."

He said a gold ring the woman was wearing might be a clue to her identity as police released pictures of the piece of jewellery today.


Acting Inspector Robertston said police did not believe the woman was a victim of elder abuse.


Since news of the woman being left alone at the hospital first circulated, police have been inundated with leads relating to possible missing persons.

Acting Inspector Robertson said police had "conducted a number of inquiries and a lot of names have been taken off the table".

Officers have door-knocked in the Mooloolah Valley area, visiting aged care facilities, the local CWA, RSLs, local shopping centres and medical clinics.

"It just takes one person who knows a person to make a phone call," Acting Inspector Robertson said.

Anyone with information about the woman is urged to contact police immediately.

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Angela

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I am glad this was posted
Only a few weeks ago on channel nine and channel seven news site we have heard about this woman
I feel this woman needs to be televised on news shows on free to air as l feel just on the internet sites is not enough and l am surprised this has not been televised not even on channel nine current affair show
Also l am surprised no one knows her and she was lucky that man in one of the photos with her took her to hospital as one would not have known what could have happened to her or her safety would have been put at risk
I was wondering if she is suffering from Dementia as she doesnt know her surroundings but doesnt mind talking to the nurses maybe in a few weeks she might keep speaking and see where she did come from
Also if she did come from a nursing home she would have had some documentation
Also you wonder if relatives dont want to know her if that is so it is very cruel
I know all of us would like to see this solved as it is very sad
 

GrandmaBear

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I am glad this was posted
Only a few weeks ago on channel nine and channel seven news site we have heard about this woman
I feel this woman needs to be televised on news shows on free to air as l feel just on the internet sites is not enough and l am surprised this has not been televised not even on channel nine current affair show
Also l am surprised no one knows her and she was lucky that man in one of the photos with her took her to hospital as one would not have known what could have happened to her or her safety would have been put at risk
I was wondering if she is suffering from Dementia as she doesnt know her surroundings but doesnt mind talking to the nurses maybe in a few weeks she might keep speaking and see where she did come from
Also if she did come from a nursing home she would have had some documentation
Also you wonder if relatives dont want to know her if that is so it is very cruel
I know all of us would like to see this solved as it is very sad
It crossed my mind that perhaps she managed to get away from either a nursing home or caretaker she felt to be abusive. She does not want to share information as she does not want to end up back there. Would they report her missing?

It also could be that she lived on her own and wandered away... That has happened with people both with driving and walking, who have dementia or Alzheimer's or even damage from strokes. I knew of someone who was going to the bank like three to four times a day forgetting she had already been there each and every time and she drove there each time as well. She was getting to the point they were having to consider a nursing home the last I knew but she was still managing on her own most of the time but it was getting worse...

It does seem if this was publicized enough and put out there enough in the news that someone would recognize her.

I hope she was not just dumped by someone. That would be so sad. It could happen though I guess, there is no requirement for someone to take care of an elderly relative I suppose. Or a relative could have died and the spouse not wanted to care for her. So hard to say.

A nursing home one would think would report her missing as would a caring relative if she stayed with one. It makes one wonder if she is even from the area she was found in.
 

Angela

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Mystery woman left at Queensland hospital indicates she knows who she is, police close case​

Update
An elderly woman left alone at a Sunshine Coast hospital in a frail and disoriented state has indicated she knows who she is.
After a month-long mystery, the woman indicated to police late yesterday she knows her identity but does not want to reveal it.
"The woman recently began speaking with police and has clearly indicated she is aware of her identity and does not wish to disclose this information for personal reasons," Queensland Police said in a statement.
The woman was dropped off at Nambour Hospital on September 6, sparking a call from police for relatives or friends to come forward.
They were also calling to speak to a man seen on CCTV footage leaving her outside the hospital.
Police later confirmed they had spoken to the man, a stranger who they believe dropped the woman off after finding her disoriented and distressed in the hinterland town of Mooloolah.
Some Moololah locals told 9News last week they had never seen the woman in the tiny town of 3000 before.
Been here a decade and I've honestly never seen her," butcher Dean Hume said.
"I couldn't foresee anyone not wanting to look after their own blood," the IGA's Diana Van Jole said.
"It's just gut-wrenching."
In an update released last night, police said they were no longer investigating the incident because there was no evidence of a crime having been committed.
"For this reason, police are requesting the public and the media respect the woman's privacy, as per her request," the police statement read.
The woman has been left in the care of Queensland Health.

It seems that this woman does know who she is
But doesnt want to reveal who she is so since there is no criminal investigation it seems like Queensland Health are going to look after her
Maybe you are right Grandmabear she could have walked out of a nursing home but l know that these places are run by code system so it is hard to leave
But if she wants to be left alone as this is what she wants it is ok as at least she is alright and now can be cared for
 

GrandmaBear

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Mystery woman left at Queensland hospital indicates she knows who she is, police close case​

Update
An elderly woman left alone at a Sunshine Coast hospital in a frail and disoriented state has indicated she knows who she is.
After a month-long mystery, the woman indicated to police late yesterday she knows her identity but does not want to reveal it.
"The woman recently began speaking with police and has clearly indicated she is aware of her identity and does not wish to disclose this information for personal reasons," Queensland Police said in a statement.
The woman was dropped off at Nambour Hospital on September 6, sparking a call from police for relatives or friends to come forward.
They were also calling to speak to a man seen on CCTV footage leaving her outside the hospital.
Police later confirmed they had spoken to the man, a stranger who they believe dropped the woman off after finding her disoriented and distressed in the hinterland town of Mooloolah.
Some Moololah locals told 9News last week they had never seen the woman in the tiny town of 3000 before.
Been here a decade and I've honestly never seen her," butcher Dean Hume said.
"I couldn't foresee anyone not wanting to look after their own blood," the IGA's Diana Van Jole said.
"It's just gut-wrenching."
In an update released last night, police said they were no longer investigating the incident because there was no evidence of a crime having been committed.
"For this reason, police are requesting the public and the media respect the woman's privacy, as per her request," the police statement read.
The woman has been left in the care of Queensland Health.

It seems that this woman does know who she is
But doesnt want to reveal who she is so since there is no criminal investigation it seems like Queensland Health are going to look after her
Maybe you are right Grandmabear she could have walked out of a nursing home but l know that these places are run by code system so it is hard to leave
But if she wants to be left alone as this is what she wants it is ok as at least she is alright and now can be cared for
How strange. I can only think that perhaps again she was abused or battered? That is the type of female that generally does not want to be found. Could she have walked away from a husband or son or even checked herself out of a hospital or nursing home?

I can't think of many reasons one would not want to be known other than that. Someone wanted for a crime of course might hide their identity, but I doubt that is the case here. Maybe there is someone in her life that has issues who won't leave her be...

Wouldn't she need some money source to receive care and get by? Very unusual this is but she has a right to her privacy and I guess the outcome is she is safe and where she wants to be... So I guess that is a happy end to this but I must admit my curiosity is piqued.
 

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