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Woman found safe 18 years after she was abducted as a baby in Florida

Her biological family are said to be “elated”.

A WOMAN WHO was abducted as a baby in Florida 18 years ago has been found safe and well.

Kamiyah Mobley was taken from a hospital in Jacksonville in 1998.

baby A facial composite of the baby from 1998 Source: Twitter

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said a DNA test has proven Mobley’s identity. Police said her biological family were informed today and are “elated”.

The sheriff’s office said a tip-off last year via a Twitter account dedicated to finding missing children led to a breakthrough in the case.

A suspect, Gloria Williams (51), was arrested today in South Carolina.

sus Gloria Williams today and sketches of her from 1998 Source: Twitter

Police said that as Mobley is now an adult it will be up to her to decide if she wants to contact her biological family.

Sheriff Mike Williams told a news conference, Mobley – who has been living under a different name – appears to be healthy and is “taking it as well as you can imagine”, adding: “She has a lot to process.”

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