Mum kidnapped 27 years ago 'is found living in another country'

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A homeless woman found on the streets of Mexico has claimed to be an American who was kidnapped 27 years ago in Texas.

The woman, who is claiming to be Jane McDonald-Crone, was found resting under a blanket in the streets of Monterrey, in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, earlier this month.

She caught the attention of Abraham Gonzalez, who has reportedly helped homeless people in the area by giving them necessities.

Gonzalez told local broadcast Univision he noticed a homeless person under some blankets had been laying on the street for three days. He decided to check on them fearing the person had Covid-19 and could not breathe.

Picture shows Jane McDonald-Crone, who was kidnapped 27 years ago in Texas. Source: Newsflash/Australscope
A homeless woman found on the streets of Mexico has claimed to be Jane McDonald-Crone, an American who was kidnapped 27 years ago. Source: Newsflash/Australscope

However, the good samaritan was surprised when he found the person was a woman who spoke English, claiming to be McDonald-Crone.

Gonzalez sought the help of some friends who traced the name back to a woman who went missing in Texas on November 14, 1993 when she was aged 35.

An FBI poster said McDonald-Crone left work in Magnolia, where she lived with her two kids, on November 12, 1993.

She was seen dancing with an unnamed man at a night club two days later but was never seen again.

Her car was found near her home on November 16 the same year and she was suspected of being a kidnapping victim.

The homeless woman who claimed to be Jane McDonald-Crone. Source: Newsflash/Australscope
The woman was found resting under a blanket in the streets of Monterrey earlier this month. Source: Newsflash/Australscope

Nothing was known about her whereabouts until her chance encounter with Gonzalez, who had to put out a sign searching for the homeless woman after she moved from her initial location.

She was located and placed in the custody of the authorities.

Local media said officials are now in contact with the FBI and are working to get the homeless woman a DNA test to confirm her identity.

If she is confirmed to be McDonald-Crone, she will be sent back to Texas where she has six sisters, three brothers and two children waiting for her.

Wanted poster of Jane McDonald-Crone by FBI. Source: Newsflash/Australscope
Local media said officials are now in contact with the FBI and are working to get the homeless woman a DNA test to confirm her identity. Source: Newsflash/Australscope

"At first they [the family] kind of rejected the idea because they thought it was a scam and we wanted money but I told them we truly just wanted to help her be reunited with her family," Gonzalez said.

"I have spoken with one of her sisters and there is a lot of hope, they are very happy.

"The family is getting together and they are in contact with the authorities but as of March 9, they still didn't know anything about the DNA test.”

Australscope

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