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Missing deaf, dumb lady discovered in New York City after three weeks of surviving on the subway


The missing deaf, dumb, and autistic lady was discovered on Saturday after spending three weeks surviving on the subways after being discharged from a Queens hospital on Christmas Eve.

After learning the missing woman was on the 1 train, Ghislaine Primus, Samantha Primus' sister, and two kind bystanders found her at the Bowling Green stop in Lower Manhattan.

At a news conference that evening, Ghislaine remarked, "My heart dropped, my heart fell."

Samantha claimed to be dehydrated, 10 pounds lighter, and to have swollen feet.

She managed to survive jumping from train to train, praying that she would make it home while donning slippers and a pair of socks. Sophia Primus, the sister of Ghislaine and Samantha, said, "And we discovered her.

As her family considers legal possibilities against Queens Hospital Center, which they allege prematurely released the 46-year-old on a very cold night, Samantha is currently receiving treatment at Methodist Hospital in Park Slope, according to her relatives.

Early on December 23, Samantha left her sister Joanna Peck's Elmont home where she was spending the holidays in an effort to return to her mother's Brooklyn home.

Samantha was discovered on the ground that evening in Queens by a passerby in the 18-degree temperature.

EMS took her to Queens Hospital Center, but the staff let the deaf and nonverbal woman walk back out at 2 a.m. — when temperatures hit a frigid 7 degrees — with nothing but a list of homeless shelters.

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