Last updated: 6 august, 2010 - 13:36 GMT

Benjaman Kyle: the unidentified man

Benjaman Kyle

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In August 2004 Benjaman was found by the bins outside a Burger King restaurant in Richmond Hill, Georgia USA.

He was unconscious, naked and badly bruised.

When he regained consciousness he had no idea who he was, or how he had ended up there.

He was in his late fifties and had a southern accent.

Despite television interviews and FBI investigations there is still no solid information about who Benjaman actually is.

Life without an official identity card is very restricted. Benjaman cannot get a passport or a driving licence, meaning he cannot work, drive or travel abroad.

The charity Identifinders is now involved and is using its expertise in DNA and genealogy to help Benjaman solve his curious case.

Benjaman spoke to Jo Fidgen about the frustrations of not being able to lead a normal life.

First broadcast on 6 August 2010.

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