Cambodian 'jungle woman' having a hard time adjusting to village life

Back in 2007, a feral woman named Rochom P'ngieng was found in a jungle in northern Cambodia (video above). She had been missing since 1988 at age 8. Now, three and a half years later, she's having a lot of trouble reintegrating back into normal village life. She refuses to wear clothes, doesn't speak much, and sleeps all the time. A couple of weeks ago, her father reported her missing. The police suspected she had fled back to the jungle, but last week they found her hiding inside of a toilet.

"She was discovered in a 10-meter deep toilet. It's an unbelievable story. She spent 11 days there," he said, adding that she was soaked with waste up to her chest.

"We are still wondering how she could get into the toilet," he said. The toilet has a small hole covered in wood, he said.

P'ngieng, dubbed "jungle woman" after being found the first time, was admitted to a hospital after being rescued from the sewage pit, Lou said.

I wonder what the best thing for this woman is right now. Sending her back into the jungle doesn't exactly seem right, but she's clearly not enjoying life in the village.

Cambodia's missing 'jungle women' found in toilet [via AFP]