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Fresno police say naked woman with webbed toes found dripping wet near lake claims to be mermaid called Joanna – Police are yet to establish her identity

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Woman found wet, mostly naked, near Table Mountain, in Fresno, Calif, says she is a mermaid and had been in the water
The woman who has webbed feet was found wandering on the road near a casino, at 3 am Tuesday morning wearing just a black sports bra
She claims her name is Joanna, but authorities are unable to confirm her identity
She answers ‘I don’t know’ to most questions
Jane-Doe-Poster 2Jane Doe ” The mermaid”

A woman was found near Table Mountain in Fresno County, Calif. on Tuesday morning, and she doesn’t seem to know who she is, the Fresno Police Department said.
“She was wet, she said she had been in the lake, said she needed help and needed to be taken to the hospital,” said Fresno Police Lt. Mark Hudson.
The woman was found about 3:15 a.m. walking in the middle of the street about a mile south of Table Mountain.

Police in Fresno have issued a flyer with the photo of Jane Doe in a bid to establish her identity

When she was found, her hair was wet, and she was mostly naked. She told officers she had been in the water.
She answers, “I don’t know” to most questions, police said. She has claimed to be a mermaid named “Joanna.”
“We did go through records after fingerprinting her and we still did not come up with her identity,” said Hudson.

Joanna the mermaid1.pngThe “Mermaid” with the webbed feet, was found wandering on the road, sopping wet and mostly naked in the early hours, Tuesday

She is 5-foot-4, weighs 150 pounds and has webbed feet.
“There are some strange things that happen up here,” said neighbor Karon Renwick. “We’re in the mountains.”
Anyone with information on this woman should call (559) 621-2455 or email the missing persons unit Detective Paul Hill at


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