The so-called Cambodian jungle girl is a Vietnamese woman who emerged from the jungle in Ratanakiri province, Cambodia on January 13, 2007. A family in a nearby village claimed that the woman was their daughter Rochom P'ngieng who had disappeared 18 or 19 years previously. However, some reporters and non-governmental organizations questioned this explanation and suggested that she instead might be an unrelated woman, held in captivity; the woman stayed with the family until 2016, when a Vietnamese man claimed that the woman was his daughter who had disappeared in 2006 at age 23, following a mental breakdown. He was able to provide documentation about the woman's birth and disappearance, shortly after brought her back to his village in Vietnam, he received the support of her adoptive family as well as the approval of immigration officials. She came to international attention after emerging filthy and scarred from the dense jungle of Ratanakiri province in remote northeastern Cambodia on January 13, 2007.
After a villager noticed food missing from a lunch box, he staked out the area, spotted the woman, gathered some friends and caught her. There have been reports of a naked man, seen with the woman and ran away when challenged; some reports have him carrying a sword. After hearing about the incident, 45-year-old Sal Lou, member of the Pnong ethnic minority and Oyadao village policeman, traveled to the area and claimed that the woman was his long-lost daughter, he last saw his daughter. Her six-year-old sister has never been found, he identified the girl based on a scar on her arm from a knife accident that occurred prior to the girl's disappearance, by facial features similar to those of her mother, Rochom Soy. Though DNA testing was scheduled at one point, the family withdrew consent and the DNA tests were never performed. A visiting Guardian reporter observed that the woman had deep scars on her left wrist and ankle from being held in captivity, that her feet did not look as if she had lived in the jungle for a long time.
She was able to use a spoon without instruction. He called the claim that she was a feral child "almost nonsense", stated that "beyond the family's ardent claims to recognise her, there is no evidence that she is the missing girl", thought it more that she was "a girl brought up in captivity, who somehow escaped, found her way to a father who wanted to recover something he had loved and lost." LICADHO, a Cambodian human rights NGO believed she might have been a victim of abuse, as the marks on her arms may have been caused by a restraint such as a rope. "We believe that this woman is a victim of some kind of torture, maybe sexual or physical," said Kek Galabru. The Pnong follow no organized religion but the family took the woman to a Buddhist pagoda to have monks calm her spirit. One week after being discovered, she experienced difficulties adjusting to civilized life. A Spanish psychologist who visited the woman reported that she "made some words and smiled in response to a game involving toy animals and a mirror".
When she was thirsty or hungry, she pointed at her mouth. She preferred to crawl rather than walk upright; the family watched Rochom P'ngieng around the clock to make sure she did not run off back to the jungle, as she tried to do several times. Her mother had to pull back on her clothes when she tried to take them off. A visiting Guardian reporter described the family as genuinely caring for her and the woman as listless and sad but restless at night; the NGO Licadho feared. Penn Bunna, an official at Adhoc, another Cambodian human rights group, said the constant flow of visitors caused stress for the woman. "She must have experienced traumatic events in the jungle that have affected her ability to speak," he said. On 25 September 2007, Deutsche Presse-Agentur reported that the woman, who had never been able to adjust to village life, had vanished back into the jungle without leaving a trace. In February 2008, the Phnom Penh Post reported that the woman had disappeared for a couple of days but had returned.
The Spanish psychologist was still seeing her, she had adjusted a bit better to her new surroundings, but still would not speak. The father was trying to raise money so that he could take his daughter to a spirit healer who could help exorcise the "jungle spirits" from his daughter. Radio Free Asia reported in July 2008 that the woman was able to feed and dress herself but still would not speak, she laughed while playing with her little nephews. In October 2009, Agence France Press reported that the woman had refused to eat rice for a month and was admitted to a hospital, where a nervous condition was diagnosed, her father said that she had not adjusted, could not speak, was always trying to remove her clothes and run away. He asked for charities to take over her care. In December 2009, her father reported that she was eating again, was improving, had started to understand and use some words of their native language. On 25 May 2010, Rochom P’ngieng fled back to the jungle, her father said that she did not return.
In early June she was found in a latrine about 100m from her home after a neighbour heard her crying, Sal Lou, the man who claims to be her father, said. "She was discovered in a 10m deep toilet. It's an unbelievable story, she spent
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The Church of the Cross is a historic church on Calhoun Street in Bluffton, South Carolina. It was built in 1857 and added to the National Register in 1975, it is in the Anglican Diocese of South Carolina and part of a larger Church of the Cross campus. Formal worship in the Bluffton area traces its roots to the establishment in 1767 of St. Luke's Parish, where a church was built near Pritchardville in 1787. Service on “The Bluff” of the May River first took place in the early 1830s; the young town of Bluffton was a summer resort for area and inland planters and a stop on the ferry route between Savannah and Beaufort. By 1842, a chapel was built near the current location of The Church of the Cross. In July 1857, the present building was consecrated. Architect E. B. White designed a structure described as a “handsome cruciform Gothic building”, which indeed it remains today. Fanned arches with a look of palmettos top its mullioned windows that are framed by latticed shutters; the builders sent to England for the rose-colored glass in the windows.
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Stairs now lead up to the renovated balcony above, home to the choir and the beautiful English pipe organ installed in 1999. The worship department is, like the church itself, rooted in the doctrine and practice of the Anglican Church, based in a blend of the Book of Common Prayer and contemporary worship. Five services are held each week: Saturday, 5:28pm - Gracetime: Contemporary Eucharist Sunday, 8:00am - Traditional Holy Eucharist Sunday, 9:00 & 10:30am - CrossPoint: Modern/Contemporary Sunday, 10:00am - Blended Holy Eucharist The Church of the Cross Website
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