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Mother says disabled singer in video is her long-lost daughter

Mou Cuicui went missing in 2002, and may now be a street performer in Zunyi, Guizhou province

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 12 April, 2017, 3:51pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 12 April, 2017, 3:51pm

Police in Shandong and Guizhou are searching for a disabled street singer seen in a video that could well be a girl reported missing 15 years ago in Shandong province.

Family members of Mou Cuicui, reported missing in 2002 from Guangrao county in Shandong, believe a street singer seen in a video could be Mou, according to a story that has gone viral on the mainland.

The street singer dressed in black was seen performing in a video somewhere in downtown Zunyi, Guizhou province. In the video, she was seen kneeling on a pair of sleepers while holding a microphone. All four of her limbs below her elbows and knees were lost.

Mou’s family members had reportedly searched for her in various parts of Shandong, including Heze, Linyi, Zibo and Binzhou over the years. A local television network had reported on her case 15 years ago, after Mou went missing from a garment factory in Guangrao county in July 2002 after quarreling with her family.

Mou’s mother said the woman seen in the video was very likely her daughter. She said the girl had all her limbs and was 165cm tall when she went missing.

However, the street singer seen in the video had yet to come forward despite the media reports.

Police are trying to determine the whereabouts of the singer.