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44 Years After She Vanished in a Crowd, a DNA Test Led To a Major Discovery

Bernadette “Berni” Slowey, from Denver, Colorado, vividly remembers the day her two-year-old sister, Rose, simply vanished. Her sister’s disappearance occurred at the end of the Vietnam War during the chaos that ensued during the fall of Saigon. In the midst of all the chaos and trying to pack up her life and make it over to America to join her GI husband, Berni’s young mother lost her toddler on the streets of Saigon.


Source: frontporchne.com

Berni told the story of her long-lost sister on the TED stage. For many of her friends, it was actually the first time they ever heard the story. Berni spoke of how her mother had to make an unthinkable choice and had to live with it for the rest of her life. But Berni never stopped wondering what happened to her sister. It took 44 years to finally get answers she has been searching for her whole life.

This is her story…