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Marina Chapman was Marina Luz – the child raised by monkeys

by | 21st, October 2012

MARINA Chapman was, when a young child, adopted by family of capuchin monkeys in the Colombian jungle. She had been kidnapped at around five-years-old. The caper had went and she was abandoned in the jungle.

She now lives in Bradford.

In Colombia, Chapman learned from the monkeys. She could catch and kill small animals and birds with her bare hands. She lived that way for five years.

When human beings found her, they took her town and traded her for a parrot with a brothel keeper.

She was beaten. But she never sold her body for sex. She escaped. For some years she lived on the streets. At some pint in her early teenage years, Marina was taken in to work as a maid. She called herself Marina Luz. She worked for the neighbouring family, who had a textile business. When they headed to Bradford for work, she went with them.

There, Marina met John Chapman at a church meeting. In 1977, they were married. It was only after the knot had been tied

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