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Man who claimed to be Adam Herrman takes his own life

Adam Herrman was 11 when he disappeared from his adoptive parents’ home in 1999 and has yet to be found. Not too long ago I posted about a man from Wichita, Kansas who claimed to be Adam Herrman.  The original investigator of Adam’s disappearance said that the man was a fraud.

Sadly, the man who claimed to be Adam was suffering from a mental health crisis and took his own life. I wrongly assumed that the man was just attention-seeking or had some kind of scheme up his sleeve. It’s not unheard of for con artists to pose as long-missing kids.

I of all people should have taken the man’s mental health into consideration and should not have rushed to judgment. My apologies and condolences to the man’s family and friends.

If you think there’s no way out of your situation and are contemplating the unthinkable there’s no shame in reaching out for help. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-8255 or their website.

 

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