A newborn baby who was reportedly abducted from a Jacksonville hospital in 1998 has been found alive. The child, who is now 18-years-old, was found this week in Walterboro, South Carolina, reports CNN.
Kamiyah Mobley was born at Jacksonville’s University Medical Center in 1998. Nearly eight hours after her birth, she was kidnapped by a woman who posed as a nurse at the medical facility. The woman, 51-year-old Gloria Williams, created a new identity for Mobley with fraudulent documents and raised her as her own child. Mobley was given the name Alexis Manigo, according to CNN.
Mobley’s mother Shanara, who was 16 at the time she gave birth, received $1.5 million from a lawsuit settlement with the University Medical Center following her child’s disappearance. She has had three other children since the incident, reports CNN.
As Mobley got older she started to question whether or not Williams was her biological mother. She was located in 2015 after several tips related to her disappearance were sent to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. DNA results that were revealed on Thursday show that the 18-year-old, who now lives in South Carolina, was the baby who went missing in 1998, CNN reports.
According to Jacksonville sheriff Mike Williams, Williams was arrested and now faces charges related to kidnapping and custody interference. The incident has been a lot for Mobley to take in. “She’s taking it as well as you can imagine,” Sherriff Williams told CNN. “She has a lot to process. She has a lot to think about. This is a case like we have not seen in this country in a long time.”
News about the abduction shocked many people on social media.
Mobley’s birth parents, who still reside in Jacksonville, were “extremely excited and overwhelmed with emotion” about the news, according to CNN. However, no details have been revealed on whether they will be reunited with Kamiyah.
This is Jaquavion Slaton, the 20-year-old who was was shot & killed by Fort Worth Police on Sunday. Community demanding release of body camera video, but FWPD hasn’t said when/if that will happen. #WFAApic.twitter.com/iakQyWrRCl
Continue reading 64 Black Men And Boys Killed By Police
64 Black Men And Boys Killed By Police
UPDATED: 9:54 a.m. EDT, August 14, 2019 --
Police shooting and killing Black males is all but a centuries-old American tradition among law enforcement in the U.S. But the fact that this apparent rite of police passage was still thriving in 2019 and expected to continue well into 2020 and beyond should give any American citizen pause as more and more names of Black males continue to be added to a growing list of victims with what seems like a new shooting every week.
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Other victims' names include, but certainly, aren't limited to: Tamir Rice; Botham Shem Jean; E.J. Bradford; and Michael Brown.
As NewsOne continues covering these shootings that so often go ignored by mainstream media, the below running list Black men and boys who have been shot and killed by police under suspicious circumstances can serve as a tragic reminder of the danger they face upon being born into a world of hate that branded them as suspects since birth.