Wednesday 13 December 2017

Teen kidnapped at birth discovered her true identity 'two years ago while applying for job'

Kamiyah Mobley, now 18, was found living in South Carolina on Friday living under the name Alexis Manigo. Pictured with Gloria Williams who has been arrested for kidnapping Credit: Facebook
Kamiyah Mobley, now 18, was found living in South Carolina on Friday living under the name Alexis Manigo. Pictured with Gloria Williams who has been arrested for kidnapping Credit: Facebook
Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

A teenager who was abducted from hospital as a newborn baby reportedly found out her true identity after she applied for a job two years ago and tried to find her birth cert.

Kamiyah Mobley (18) was kidnapped at birth by Gloria Williams who raised her as her own daughter in South Carolina, naming her Alexis Manigo.   

Kamiyah's half-sister Arika Williams said that the teenager found out she was abducted when she went to apply for a job two years ago.

"She was upset about it," Williams told People. "She even stayed home from school the next day."

Kamiyah Mobley (18) posing for a selfie with her biological parents
Source (Facebook)
Kamiyah Mobley (18) posing for a selfie with her biological parents Source (Facebook)

Kamiyah's disappearance in 1998 sparked a national search and on Saturday, she was reunited with her biological parents.

She took to Facebook to defend the woman who abducted her, saying she "raised me with everything I needed."

Williams is thought to have suffered a miscarriage about a week before she drove the three hours from South Carolina to Florida and abducted baby Kamiyah in 1998.

It is believed she then passed off Kamiyah as her own daughter to family and friends, who said they never suspected a thing.

She will be extradited to Florida to face charges of kidnapping.

Kamiyah Mobley was abducted from her mother by Gloria Williams in July 1998. Photo: Reuters
Kamiyah Mobley was abducted from her mother by Gloria Williams in July 1998. Photo: Reuters

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