A Dallas man thinks he bears a striking resemblance to a Chicago baby stolen 50 years ago.
Now, he's waiting for DNA testing to see if he is that stolen baby. For him, history has suddenly become a mystery.
When Sam Miller of Dallas looks at his baby pictures, he notices something peculiar.
"My first baby pictures don't start ‘til October, but my birth was June," said Miller.
In Miller's case, that is more than notable in a tale almost too outrageous to be believed.
The 50-year-old father of two found out he needed a live-saving kidney transplant for a genetic kidney disease.
"I've known I've had this, and I've known it could be a ticking time bomb," said Miller.
With both of his parents dead, Miller called a cousin to see if her mother had the disease, and if should could please help him find out if someone else in the family had it.
"Her daughter said, ‘Well, there's none of that disease in the family. You didn't know you were adopted?'" said Miller.
Miller said he had no idea he was adopted, and he sent away for his birth certificate. He found that the name of the woman listed on it, a 19-year-old Sheila Kohn, never existed.
As if that wasn't shocking enough, a friend saw a news report about a baby, Paul Fronczak, stolen from his mother's arms from Chicago in 1964.
An age progression composite was drawn, and what Miller saw blew him away – the similarities are striking.
"I have some really good friends that I can call and laugh with at how completely ridiculous this is," said Miller.
Miller has had some DNA testing done, and he's waiting on results, which are due in April or May to see if he is a Fronczak.
"I don't believe anything until I see it in black and white," said Miller.
Until then, he laughs at the coincidences that he calls comedic.
"Let's just watch how this ends!" he said.
Miller grew up in a suburb of Chicago before moving to Dallas, which is another reason he's so intrigued.
He also called the FBI when he looked at his baby pictures and age-progressions and saw the strong resemblance.
The agency is still investigating.
Miller thinks his mother may have used a fake name on his birth certificate. He wants anyone who had a baby on June 21, 1964 in Chicago to know that he'd like to meet her and find his family.
As for finding a kidney, he says a donor has to be someone that he knows or a family member that's a match to ensure that organs are not illegally trafficked in the U.S.
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