(Photo: Facebook Katheryn Deprill)
Katheryn Deprill was abandoned in the bathroom of a Burger King restaurant in Allentown, Pennsylvania shortly after being born on September 1986 and now, over 20 years old, she wants to meet her biological mother by starting a campaign through social networks.
The so called "Burger King girl" is now happily married and is the mother of three boys told her story to newspaper The Morning Call and spoke about how her life changed when she was adopted by Brenda and Carl Hollis, who offered her a family, principles and values that made her a successful woman and paramedic.
With the message "Looking for my birth mother. She gave birth to me September 15th 1986. She abandoned me in the Burger King bathroom only hours old, Allentown PA. Please help me find her by sharing my post. Maybe she will see this. Thank you.," Katheryn Deprill, now 27 years old posted the message to Facebook and got thousands of likes and shares.
Quoted by The Morning Call, Katheryn Deprill says that her intention is to thank her biological mother for not dumping her and instead left her wrapped in a brown sweater in the restaurant's bathroom.
The morning of September 15, 1986 a woman entered the women's bathroom of the Pennsylvania fast food restaurant and heard a baby crying, which turned out to be the recently born Katheryn Deprill. Despite the company's and the authorities' efforts, the biological mother of the "Burger King girl" was never found.
Katheryn Deprill has a diary in which her adoptive parents wrote their memories and which also contains the narrative of the story written by the policeman in charge of the investigation of the "Burger King girl", and a series of clippings from the press about her.
The woman narrates that she always knew she was adopted, but it wasn't until she was 12 that she saw the diary for the first time after consulting her parents on her ethnic origins as a part of homework.
The Morning Call published the content of the case's official report, written by detective Paul Snyder, which points out that employee Robert Wilson went into the bathroom in the Burger King to throw out the trash, without him finding anything. At around 7 a.m., crying was heard in the bathroom, an hour later, the crying was heard again and asked a client to check the women's bathroom; Libby Landis found the baby.
The only probably leads on Katheryn Deprill's biological mother is an employee's description, who said she had seen a woman of about 20 years of age with curly brown hair who drove a blue car.