Croatia Police on Probe to Identify Mystery Woman

Croatian police said on Wednesday they have established the identity of a woman who was found in a remote area on a northern Adriatic island with no recollection of who she is or where she came from.

Police identified the woman as Daniela Adamcova, 57, from Slovakia.

Dejan Hriljac, Krk police chief, said close cooperation with Slovak police amid lots of incoming information helped lead to identifying the woman. Police said her identity was established after receiving numerous tips from Croatia and abroad.

Croatian media said that the tip that revealed her identity came from the United States where she reportedly lived until 2015 before moving to Ireland. She was reportedly a successful jewelry designer who ended up becoming homeless.

The woman was discovered Sept. 12 on the island of Krk while sitting on a jagged rock close to the sea in a remote part of the island that is inhabited by bears.

Croatian media have reported that the woman communicated in English but couldn’t give her name. She didn’t have identification documents or a mobile phone with her, reports said.

Police had released a photo showing a blond woman with blue eyes and bloodied face.

Local Croatian rescue services have said that the woman had spent a night at the seashore and was exhausted, with light injuries and disoriented. The case has drawn attention both in Croatia and internationally. The woman has since been transferred to a hospital in the town of Rijeka.

Police said her condition is stable and that Croatian social services will take over once she is released from hospital care.