Bejohna Peres/Brianna Cozzi identity still up in the air

Earlier I wrote that the police think a little girl in Ontario, who is supposedly called Brianna Cozzi, is actually Bejohna Peres, who’s been missing from Texas since 2007. She was taken by her non-custodial mother. Well, the jury is still out on the child’s identity. They’ve taken a DNA sample and are waiting for results while continuing to investigate the case. Brianna was taken from her supposed mother, Carol Ann Cozzi, about a week ago, and Carol got a one-hour visit with her since then but nothing more.

Brianna apparently looks remarkably like Bejohna. I really hope she really is Bejohna and therefore wasn’t taken from her mother’s care without reason, but I kind of doubt it. “Yesterday, Carol Ann brought photographs of the child — who she says is a year older than Bejohna but bears a striking resemblance — and everything from birth certificates to social security cards to a driver’s licence to authorities in Hamilton.” Either this woman is very brazen, or she has access to an excellent forger, or she really is who she says she is.

I really hope those DNA tests come back soon.