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Teen Who Was Abducted the Day She Was Born Found Alive 18 Years Later

A composite of Kamiyah Mobley created when she was first kidnapped.

On July 10, 1998, newborn Kamiyah Mobley was stolen from the University Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida by a woman who was pretending to be a nurse. Despite thousands of tips over the years, she had yet to be found – until recent information led investigators to Walterboro, South Carolina.

In a Friday news conference, Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams announced that Kamiyah Mobley’s identity was confirmed via a DNA test. The 18 year old, who was living under a different name, believed that Gloria Williams, 51, was her biological mother.

Williams was arrested and charged with kidnapping; she will be extradited to Florida shortly.

As for Mobley, Sheriff Williams said, “She’s taking it as well as you can imagine. She has a lot to process.”

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Teen Abducted the Day She Was Born Found 18 Years Later