A newborn baby taken from a Jacksonville, Florida, hospital on July 10, 1998, has been found alive in South Carolina and officials have charged a 51-year-old woman with kidnapping, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
Acting on recent tips, JSO cold-case detectives traveled to Walterboro, South Carolina, and found an 18-year-old woman with a matching birth date to Kamiyah Mobley, according to Sheriff Mike Williams. Detectives learned the woman’s identity was established with fraudulent documents, and they took a DNA sample from her. Thursday night, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement lab confirmed the woman was Kamiyah.
The 18 year old, who has been raised with the name Alexis Manigo, was told the results and a woman named Gloria Williams, who the teen believed was her biological mother, was arrested and charged with kidnapping and interference with custody. Williams waived extradition in court Friday and will be brought to Jacksonville to face the charges. She is being held without bond.
Alexis/Kamiyah who is now 18 has spoken out publicly saying that she does NOT consider Gloria to be a criminal, she considers her to be her mother. Alexis/Kamiyah has said that Gloris did NOT abuse her, and raised her in a loving home.