• Found wet, mostly nude woman claims to be mermaid

    By: Theresa Seiger, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    FRESNO, Calif. - Police are asking for help identifying a woman who claimed to be a mermaid when she was found wandering in the middle of a street near Table Mountain in California.

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    Fresno police found the “Jane Doe” around 3:15 a.m. Tuesday on Millerton Road, about a mile south of the mountain.

    The woman was mostly naked, wearing only a black sports bra and had wet hair. She told police she had been in the water.

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    Authorities said she at one point identified herself as “Joanna,” although it was not clear whether that is her name. She also told authorities that she is a mermaid, Fresno police said.

    “She answers ‘I don’t know’ to most questions,” police said on a missing person flier.

    Authorities estimated that the woman is between 16 and 30 years old. She is 5-foot-4 and 160 pounds with brown hair and eyes. Two of her toes are webbed on both of her feet.

    Anyone with information on the woman’s identity can contact the Fresno Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 559-621-2455.

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