Published On: Sun, Sep 20th, 2015

Man With Amnesia Finds His Family After 11-Year Search

Benjaman Kyle is seen in this undated photo posted to Wikimedia Commons.Man With Amnesia Finds His Family After Searching for 11 Years

 

Benjaman Kyle from Florida was found 11 years ago with no memory of his past announced this month he had finally found biological family members, after years of searching.

Benjaman Kyle was found in 2004 naked, beaten, covered in fire ants and he was left unresponsive for dead at Burger King in Georgia.

When he woke up in a hospital, with no memory, he piched up the name Benjamin Kyle, BK, based on  the place where he was found.

11 years later, he has finally learned his true identity, thanks to DNA.

“I had no idea who I was. I couldn’t remember, ” Kyle told ABCNews.com in 2012. “I had no idea how I got there.”

Kyle spent years searching for his family. The search paid off when he A team of people helped sequence Kyle’s DNA over the years and then look for potential matches.

“Many people had shared their DNA profiles so that they could be compared with mine, ” Kyle wrote on his Facebook page.

MY IDENTITY HAS BEEN FOUND! It is now the start of the eleventh year since this began and I never thought this day would come. A little over two months ago I was informed by CeCe Moore that that they had established my Identity using DNA. Many people had shared their DNA profiles so that they could be compared with mine. Through a process of elimination they determined my ancestral bloodline and who my relatives were. A DNA test taken by a close relative has confirmed that we are related. I have been in contact with them and plan on visiting them next week. I will soon have a Social Security card and a new Florida ID card. I am reserving my new name for now until I have met my new found relatives.

I will no longer accept friend requests on FaceBook. I have always (after getting burned once) been careful about accepting friend requests and I am going to be extra careful now.”

 

 

 

 

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