BALTIMORE — She goes by Monique. But she could be Monea, Mona, or Monica.
You see, this Northeast Baltimore woman has no idea who she is. No, she does not have amnesia. What she has is an identity crisis.
She believes she was kidnapped, or sold, or something worse years ago and brought to Baltimore.
She remembers her first home and hearing, “She’s not your mom”. It was not until she applied for a job in 1996 and flunked a background check that she found out she is not the person she thought she was.
How did she get enrolled in school? No idea.
Now, she is trying to get a Real ID and has no idea how that’s going to work. She can’t get a passport. She shakes when she has to fill out an application.
Has her DNA been tested? Yes. Ancestor.com. 23 and Me. National Center for Missing and Exploited children and NamUs. Still, she's not close to finding out who she is, how old she is, or where she came from.
The Longest Living Jane Doe will play at The Senator Thursday night.