Amnesia man found in Norway identified as Czech

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Associated Press

Posted on April 10, 2014 at 2:32 AM

Updated Thursday, Apr 10 at 2:36 AM

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech police say a man discovered in Norway, who claims he cannot remember his name or where he comes from, is a Czech national.

Police said Thursday that several members of his family clearly recognized the 36-year-old.

In a statement, police say it was not clear why the man was in Norway.

He was found in a bad condition in the snow in Oslo in December without any identification documents.

Norwegian police said he speaks good English with an eastern European accent and also understands Czech, Slovak, Polish and Russian and calls himself John Smith.

Czech police say they have informed Norwegian police.

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