Police were baffled by an investigation into the identity of a 21-year-old girl wandering the streets of Rome. However her father has revealed that she is in fact his daughter, who has been missing for six months.
Daily Mail broke the story soon after her father, Tahvo Jauhojärvi got in touch with police. His daughter, Embla Jauhojärvi, had gathered interest as people on the Internet speculated whether she could be Madeleine McCann, who went missing shortly before her fourth birthday in May 2007. She was also linked to the case of missing American girl Amanda Adlai.
A Facebook page dedicated to figuring out her identity said that she responded to questions in English, and was wandering around with few belongings and would not accept offers of money. Though it was initially suspected she was British or American, her father revealed that she is in fact Swedish.
Her father told Daily Mail, that he is relieved to have found her.
"She has been missing for six months since May. I knew she was going to Italy and to study Italian as a language.
"I've tried for six months to get help from police in Sweden, but they have been no help.
"I had hopes that she was going to do what she went there to do. I want her home."
The search for her identity began when the Facebook page posted this photo of her on the streets.
Her father also revealed that she suffers from Aspergers Syndrome, and that she has been living with him for the past eight years, after he separated from her mother 13 years ago.
Though he had tried to get Swedish police to track her down after her disappearance, he reported that they did not take action as she was an adult.
Now that she has been found, her father is waiting for her to be relocated before he flies to Italy to see her.