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Southwest Minnesota woman abandoned as infant to be on 'Unsolved Mysteries'

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Tammy Makram

Southwest Minnesota woman to be on ‘Unsolved Mysteries’

LUVERNE, Minn.  - The woman who shared the story of her abandonment as an infant at the back door of a Twin Cities hospital on Christmas Eve 1961 will now share her story on a worldwide platform - the World Wide Web, that is.

Last Friday, Tammy Makram of Luverne was interviewed by Courtney Ennis of “Unsolved Mysteries” and unsolved.com for the retelling of her humble beginnings. The story is slated to appear on the company’s website under “Lost Loves,” as well as on its YouTube channel and Facebook page, later this month.

Makram’s Skype interview lasted about 45 minutes, during which she went back to the beginning, sharing how she decided to search for her birth mother in 1995. The initial search led to a newspaper clipping about Baby Jane Doe, a days-old infant left inside a vinegar box at the back door of St. Paul’s Miller Hospital.

More than three months after her birth, Makram was adopted by Stan and Gert Wessels of rural Ellsworth, Minn., in far southwestern Minnesota. Her adoptive parents support her effort to find her birth mother.

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