Man finds his family after searching for 11 years


A Florida man, who was found 11 years ago with no memory of his past,
said he has finally found his family after years of searching. Benjaman
Kyle, of Jacksonville, Florida, was found naked, covered in fire ants
and unresponsive in 2004 at a Burger King in Georgia with no memory of
his family or his identity.  Kyle took on his current name as he
searched for a link to his past.

“I had no idea who I was. I couldn’t remember,” Kyle told
ABC News in 2012. “I had no idea how I got there.”
Diagnosed with amnesia, Kyle spent years searching for his family. The
search paid off when he announced this month he had finally found
biological family members.
A team of people helped sequence Kyle’s DNA over the years and then look for potential matches.
“Many people had shared their DNA profiles so that they could be compared with mine,” Kyle wrote on his Facebook page.

“Through a process of elimination they determined my ancestral bloodline
and who my relatives were. A DNA test taken by a close relative has
confirmed that we are related.”

Kyle said he plans on visiting his family next week and is applying to
get official identification cards with his actual name on them.

“I wish to thank all of my friends who have supported me over the years
with a big thank you to the people who have helped me with this mess,”
he said on Facebook.

Joshua Schrutt, a restaurant owner in Jacksonville who hired Kyle after
hearing his story on the news, confirmed to ABC News that Kyle had found
his family.
In his announcement that he found his family, Kyle did not confirm if
any of his earlier memories of him being a craftsman and his name being
Benjamin were correct.


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