Starved, tortured, forgotten: Genie, the feral child who left a mark on researchers
Decades on, her fate is still an enigma. Genie is the pseudonym for a feral child from Los Angeles who was the victim of severe child abuse, neglect and social isolation. Her case dominated the news in 1970 when she was taken into welfare, but today her whereabouts are unknown. Rory Carroll, from the Guardian, tried to discover what happened to her.
From The Guardian