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Amnesia Victim looking for Identity

Three Years After Memory Loss, Georgia Man Continues Search For Real ID 10/22/2007 WLBZ2
SAVANNAH, GA (NBC) -- Imagine waking up one day in a hospital bed and having no idea how you got there, or who you are. A man who calls himself Benjaman Kyle is making a fresh start in Savannah, Georgia while struggling to remember his past.

"I believe I was born in Indianapolis. I know I'm from Colorado. I'm sure my first name is Benjaman. I'm pretty sure I went to a Catholic school," states the man who calls himself Benjaman Kyle.

It's all he knows. Everything else about his identity is unclear. Emergency crews found him three years ago - beaten, blind, without clothes or a wallet.

"I was found behind a dumpster at Burger King in Richmond Hill," says Kyle.

The amnesia victim spent months in and out of area hospitals.

"They were calling me BK Unknown so I just picked a name for K, and been using that ever since then," Kyle explains.

A charity donated eye surgery - and that's when Kyle finally got a good look at himself in the mirror.

"Oh, that was - that freaked me out, because I looked so old! I'm not really sure what happened before that. There seems to be a 20 year gap in my memory," Kyle said.

So he spends a lot of time on missing person sites hoping to see his face.

And also looks at pictures of Indiana and Colorado - to provide clues to his past.

"I'm intelligent, I haven't lost that part, but I've lost a lot of facts," shrugs Kyle.

As for the present, it has its hurdles said Kyle.

"I can't get a social security number, they won't assign me a temporary one."

So he can't get a job.

Last month, the FBI ran Kyle's fingerprints through their databases.

"The way the computers are nowadays and the way everything is tied together I thought they'd find a match somewhere," recalls Kyle.

"Unfortunately their exhaustive search did not result in a match for Kyle's," confirms FBI Special Agent Bill Kirkconnell.

It's a mystery the FBI hopes to help solve -- by following up on clues you provide.

"Our salaries are paid for by taxpayers - and Benjaman Kyle deserves any service we can lend him and if we can reunite him with family members, or make his life easier, then that's our responsibility," Kirkconnell explains.

Kyle is undergoing hypnotherapy, hoping more details will resurface. His story started getting attention after a friend contacted Georgia Congressman Jack Kingston's office.

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Added: Oct-22-2007 
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