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South Carolina woman charged with kidnapping infant from a Jacksonville, FL hospital in 1998; 18 year-old woman found safe under assumed name, but Alexis Kelli Manigo is out defending her abductor

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‘My mother raised me with everything I needed… she is no felon’:
Kamiyah Mobley snatched from hospital 8 hours after her birth in 1998 by woman dressed as a nurse defends her abductor

Teen mother Shanara Mobley, suffered the anguish of her new-born daughter, Kamiyah Mobley snatched by a stranger from a Florida hospital on July 10, 1998
18 years later, Kamiyah has just been found safe living in Waltersboro, S.C, under a different name
Gloria Williams who has been living with the teen was arrested for child abduction
Williams, 51, was arrested and charged with kidnapping and interference with custody, she’ll be extradited to face charges in Florida
Shanara Mobley remembers the kidnapper impersonating a nurse and spending  5 hours in the hospital ward on the day of she gave birth with her and her baby
The woman allegedly, left with the infant in a large shoulder bag
2 tips out 2500 in 18 years, confirmed by DNA evidence helped in finding the young woman who has been living under an assumed name

According to Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams, Kamiyah Mobley, who was snatched from the University Medical Center in Jacksonville on July 10, 1998, was found safe with the help of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. She had been raised under the new name Alexis Kelli Manigo.
“For law enforcement, even when a case is deemed cold, we’re always looking for new information, a tip or an advancement of technology that furthers that investigation,” Williams said. “This is what we strive for, justice for our victims no matter how long it takes. So, today I am announcing such a case.”

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18-year-old Kamiyah Mobley was stolen 8 hours after her birth from a florida hospital and raised as Alexis Kelli Manigo in South carolina
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Kamiyah Mobley [left] who was raised as Alexis Kelli Manigo smiling  with Gloria Williams who  has been charged with kidnapping the baby 18 years ago

While this is good news for the Mobley family, Jacksonville authorities couldn’t say if there will be a reunion, which will be up to the 18-year-old. Sheriff Williams said ‘ try to imagine the gravity of what she’s dealing with right now, thinking all along that Williams was her mother’.
According to Williams  two tips received late in 2016 by the center, the latest of more than 2,500 leads in the case since 1998, led investigators to Waltersboro, S.C., where detectives located an 18-year-old woman with the same birth date as stolen child living under a different name.

Kidnapped shortly after birth, Kamiyah Mobley [seen in her baby photo] has been found living with the woman who allegedly kidnapped her almost twenty years ago

Further investigation revealed that fraudulent documents were used to establish the  young woman’s identity, a subsequent DNA confirmed she was Kamiyah Mobley, Her assumed identity has not been revealed.
“Please remember that this young woman was abducted as a newborn and she’s going to need time and assistance to process all of this,” Williams said.
Williams declined to say whether Mobley will reunite with her family.
“She has to make that decision,” he said. “I don’t know if it’s going to happen or not. Imagine the gravity of the situation she’s dealing with.”
The woman Mobley had been living with, Gloria Williams, 51, was arrested and charged with kidnapping and interference with custody. She will be extradited back to Jacksonville, Williams said.
“We do believe she may have had an idea she was kidnapping victim,” Williams said of Mobley.teenager
Later, in court, Williams blew a kiss to Manigo who was in the public gallery. The girl responded by shouting: “I love you mom!”
In a Facebook post Manigo added: “My mother raised me with everything I needed and most of all everything I wanted.
“The ignorant ones won’t understand it.
“My mother is no felon.”

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Craig Aiken has never set eyes on his daughter, but has communicated with her on social media

Pertinently, Kamiyah’s dad Craig Aiken, has never laid eyes on his daughter. Aiken then 24, made a public admission that he fathered a child with then 15-year-old Shanara Mobley. The authorities hit him with charges of lewd, lascivious and indecent assault on a child. After pleading guilty, he served over 18 months for the crime.
Baby Kamiyay Mobley, according to the Florida Times-Union, was kidnapped in 1998 by a woman posing as nurse who grabbed the newborn from her mother’s hospital room and disappeared.

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Shanara Mobley, will the mother-child bond broken at birth ever be restored. She then 16-year-old mother last saw Kamiyah few hours after she gave birth 18 years ago

According to the reports, Kamiyah Mobley was born at 6:55 a.m. and spent her first hours in her mother’s room. A woman wearing flowered blue hospital scrubs who called the baby by name sat with the mother for several hours, helping her take care of her new baby.
The woman had been roaming around University Medical Center, now UF Health Jacksonville, claimed Kamiyah had a fever and needed medical attention.
The woman, dressed in a blue floral smock and green medical scrubs, placed the 8-pound girl in a blanket and left the room with a purse slung over her shoulder. Authorities and relatives said they thought the woman was a nurse, while nurses mistook her as a family member.
Velma Aiken, the girl’s grandmother, said she remembers seeing the woman when she entered Mobley’s room and was suspicious that she had a pocketbook.
Officers searched each room in the hospital and other law enforcement agencies were called to assist in the investigation, including the FBI, which proved futile until now


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