For 18 years of her life Kamiyah Mobley lived under that name Alexis Manigo. 18 years ago Kamiyah was kidnapped from a Florida hospital by a woman dressed as a nurse . 51 year old Gloria Williams was arrested and charged with kidnapping.
Kamiyah Mobley has defended her abductor after she was found living with her in South Carolina. She took to Facebook and said ‘My mother raised me with everything I needed and most of all everything I wanted,’ she wrote. ‘My mother is no felon.’
The mystery of Kamiyah Mobley became a national sensation when she was stolen from her mother Shanara Mobley’s arms at the University Medical Center in Jacksonville in July 1998.
Williams had suffered a miscarriage about a week before she drove the three hours from South Carolina to Florida and abducted baby Kamiyah.
Jacksonville police said the teenager found out on Friday morning that the woman who raised her in Walterboro, South Carolina her whole life was not her real mother.
Within hours, Kamiyah was able to reconnect over FaceTime with her birth parents Shanara Mobley and Craig Aiken who cried ‘tears of joy’ after a detective told them their baby had been found.
This is going to be a lot for the teenager to process. Good luck to her