Real Name: Unknown
Case: Lost Rescuer
Location: Immokalee, Florida
Date: August 27, 1995
Details: On August 27, 1995, Steve and Cheron Newton's first daughter, Virginia, was born at Naples Community Hospital in Naples, Florida. Steve had come straight to the hospital from work the night before, and at 2pm he was riding home on his motorcycle to get the family car on the highway near Immokalee. Over the previous week, there had been several thunderstorms, but by that day they had cleared. However, there still were several dangerous patches of water along the road. Then, Steve hit one of those patches of water and was thrown from his bike several feet into a small pond and was knocked unconscious. Steve woul have died had it not been for an unknown woman who arrived and save Steve from drowning. She pulled him by her car and resuscitated him, and waited until the paramedics arrived, gave police a statement, and then left without leaving her name. Twenty minutes later, Steve was taken to the same hospital that his daughter had been born in hours earlier. A year later, Steve is on disability and suffers from occasional seizures, but without the mysterious stranger, Steve would not be alive today. He and his wife Cheron want to find and thank her for saving his life.
Results: Solved. On the night of the broadcast, a woman recognized the story as one told by a co-worker of hers, Immokalee resident Tammy Dotson. Tammy then called the phone center on December 19, 1996. Coincidentally, Steve's father-in-law and Tammy's boyfriend are both employed at the Hendry Correctional Institute. The two men connected and passed Tammy's information to Steve, who immediately called her. In January of 1997, Steve and Tammy were reunited and Steve brought his daughter Virginia with him. Now, Steve and his wife Cheron have another daughter, which would never have happened had it not been for Tammy saving Steve's life.