The story of Delia Cly was and may still be posted on the Childseek Network if they have not removed the information. A member of "The Baker Street Connection" brought this story to our attention. We were prepared to help this lady find out her true identity but collectively felt it would only be chasing our tails without DNA testing to prove her theory. She claimed to have been kidnapped at a very young age by the man who raised her. She said this man had refused DNA testing. It was my belief, then and now, that she could have forced him into DNA testing through a court order or further help from Law Enforcement. The story went no further here but, took on a life of it's own at Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community.
I would like to make it clear that I am also a member at Websleuths and I respect all the wonderful people there. They are smart, loving, caring, and kind people… with the biggest hearts you will ever find on the Internet. They spent thousands of hours trying to help this lady, only to be slapped in the face. Yes… they should have followed their head instead of their heart, but they didn’t and that is what makes them the special people they are.
The Delia Cly story was a Spotlight Case featured thread. It began with “Who is Delia Cly?” and progressed on to Who is Delia Cly Part 2 and Who is Delia Part 3 with many other special sections of discussion.
The suspected hoax came to an end on May 4, 2006 at 11:38 PM. Had it not been for a perceptive member by the name of “SLY” it may have lasted longer.
It is not known at this time whether or not her story is true in any way, shape, or form. But it has been reported to The Federal Government Internet Fraud Dept., The FBI, and The Childseek Network. I suspect an investigation is in the works.
Notice: If you run a forum or chat site please do not let this person take up your time. She may need help, we do not dispute that… but it is not something that requires anything less than a trained professional in the field of Psychiatry or Law Enforcement. Which one… we are not sure.
D. G. Smith