A newborn abducted from a hospital 18 years ago has been found ‘alive and well’, living with her kidnapper.
Just eight hours after she was born on July 10, 1998, Kamiyah Mobley was taken from University Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida, by a woman posing as a nurse.
Her disappearance sparked an intensive investigation that saw authorities follow up on more than 2500 leads. But it was a single tip received last year that lead the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Department 300km north to South Carolina.
There, almost three hours away in the town of Walterboro, they found Mobley living under a different name with a 51-year-old Gloria Williams, the woman she had been raised to believe was her biological mother, reports First Coast News.
In Friday's press conference Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said the missing woman's identity was confirmed by a DNA test.
Williams said she was overwhelmed to learn what had occurred, but is otherwise in good health.
“She’s taking it as well as you can imagine," he said. "She has a lot to process.”