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Norway amnesiac officially identified as Czech: police

Published on Apr 11, 2014 11:57 PM

OSLO (AFP) - The young amnesiac found in Norway whose identity was a mystery for almost four months is Czech, Norwegian police said Friday, after DNA tests confirmed the claims of relatives and acquaintances.

Dubbed "John Smith", the man said he was "happy, of course", but repeated his refusal to return to the Czech Republic.

"Norwegian police have just received confirmation from Czech police that the comparison of DNA samples from the man in Oslo with amnesia with his presumed parents are finished," the Oslo police said in a statement.

"The DNA comparison is positive and confirms the man's identity." "John Smith" was found helpless in the snow near a carwash in Oslo on December 14.

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