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kamiyahmobley-gloriawilliamsNow THIS is a super interesting story that’s tailor made for a book and a Hollywood production.

18-year-old Kamiyah Mobley has been missing since she was a newborn snatched from her birth mother Shanara Mobley’s arms at the University Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida, in July 1998.

The woman who abducted Kamiyah was dressed as a nurse and told Mobley, who was 16 at the time, that the newborn had a fever and needed to be examined.

Flash forward to 2017. Gloria Williams, 51, was arrested and charged with kidnapping on Friday, Jan. 13. The story goes that Williams, a week before the crime, had suffered a miscarriage. She then drove to Florida and abducted the 8-hour-old newborn whom she raised as Alexis Manigo in Walterboro, South Carolina, with two of her biological children.

At the time of the kidnapping, the video footage at the hospital was of low quality and there were no photos of Kamiyah to reference. Within the first year, the kidnapping received national attention, appeared on America’s Most Wanted with a reward that reached up to a quarter of a million dollars. The case went cold after the police investigated over 2,000 leads.

Kamiyah, obviously devastated, is defending the only mother she’s ever known, saying in a Facebook post, “My mother raised me with everything I needed and most of all everything I wanted. My mother is no felon.”

Mobley’s emotional ties to Williams were on display at the Colleton County jail in Walterboro, S.C. In the video above, Mobley can be heard crying out for Williams and telling her that she loves her. Williams blew Mobley a kiss from behind bars while the teen grabbed for her through the bars (at the 4:43 mark in the video).

It gets deeper. Court records show that Williams has an extensive criminal record. She’s been found guilty of writing fraudulent checks and welfare fraud. She was also charged with a minor crime for disturbing the peace two months after Kamiyah was abducted.

News4jax.com reports that Williams had 25 different addresses in New York, Georgia, South Carolina and Virginian. The family that Kamiyah was raised in has been evicted 6 different times. She and her ‘mother’ and Williams’ husband were currently living in a Habitat For Humanity house built for them in South Carolina. Williams’ neighbors told News4jax.com that she was an active member of her church and that they were shocked by the news.

Kamiyah’s biological father, Craig Aiken never got the chance to meet her as he was in jail when she was born. He had been convicted of lewd assault as he was 19 and Kamiyah’s’ mother, Shanara Mobley, was 15 when she got pregnant. She had Kamiyah when she was 16.

Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams says Williams will be extradited back to Florida and is being held without bond.

Her parents have since reunited with Kamiyah/Alexis.

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Aiken talks about meeting his daughter for the first time below:

Williams could face up to life in prison if convicted.

h/t: RollingOut

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14 thoughts on “Stolen At Birth, 18-Year-Old Is Reunited With Real Parents After ‘Mother’ Is Arrested

  1. specialt757 on said:

    I was so excited a couple of days ago when I heard this story on the news. I was so glad she had been found. I found myself thinking about her over the years and wondered if she had ever been found. I happened to live in Jax, FL when this baby was kidnapped from the hospital, I was pregnant at the time and was horrified at the very thought this could happen so quickly. They didn’t even get to photograph the baby; they did sketches from memory. Although I didn’t deliver in the same hospital this baby was taken from I was overly couscous of all the nurses and people coming in and out. We just so happen to have a bomb threat at the hospital I delivered and talking about being scared to death, whoa. But thank God all the nurses and hospital staff were extremely knowledgeable and took good care of their patients. They almost handcuff me and my baby together while we existed the facility. Too much, but thank God the threat amounted to nothing.
    I’m glad she was found safe and sound.

  2. Evang Kimbrough on said:

    yes it was wrong .but she was a good mother to the young lady, now she have learn all about her father who look like he still on drugs. a total different life style .praying for the family

    • angietangie on said:

      I agree Evang Kimbrough. the father look like a crack head. sorry. I hope he don’t try to take that young lady’s money. I feel bad for the woman who raised her. She seem to have done a good job raising her. Let’s hope and pray they all could heal….

  3. Theodora on said:

    I pray that what Satan MEANT for evil that GOD WILL receive the GLORY out of this whole situation father God even the Mother that done the wrong please be with her guide her and father God PLEASE forgive her yes she was wrong but FATHER only your will be DONE FATHER help the family that was WITHOUT there daughter for years of hurt pain lost and the daughter THAT’S on the middle of it all be with her give her PEACE in ALL this guide her father God DON’T ALLOW Satan to have hate or unforgivingness anger malice in this situation be with this whole situation father God.

  4. Dr. Larry on said:

    Court records show that Williams has an extensive criminal record. She’s been found guilty of writing fraudulent checks and welfare fraud. She was also charged with a minor crime for disturbing the peace two months after Kamiyah was abducted. Williams had 25 different addresses in New York, Georgia, South Carolina and Virginian. The family that Kamiyah was raised in has been evicted 6 different times.
    Kamiyah’s biological father, Craig Aiken never got the chance to meet her as he was in jail when she was born. He had been convicted of lewd assault as he was 19 and Kamiyah’s’ mother, Shanara Mobley, was 15 when she got pregnant. She had Kamiyah when she was 16.

    How is this tailor made for a book or movie? Sounds like a pretty normal day in the hood.

    • RENO2AC on said:

      Damn, you put in a lot of effort to inform us of this woman’s struggles throughout the years. Now, run along and give us a book report on the white trash that helped her boyfriend rape and murder her 14 year old daughter.

  5. The families need time to heal. This young lady appears to be strong will and she’s going to need positive support while she takes all this in. Her biological mother also needs healing after suffering over 18 years of agony wondering if her child was alive. We must pray for peace for this family and the woman that abducted her because we don’t know what occurred when she lost her baby in her mind. Post partum stress is a serious matter if left untreated. So let’s not be judgmental and pray that she doesn’t get life on prison but get needed help.

    • No, she needs stay in prison. She took and stole a child from a another women which mean she did NOT care about what this did to another woman which cheated the bio mother out of what was owed to her. Having a baby in labor and loving her own child. This woman was selfish and a criminal. Let her decay in jail. I do have pity for the 18 year old but no one should have pity for that THIEF.

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