ARRESTED: Gloria Williams, who allegedly kidnapped Kamiyah Mobley as a newborn baby from a Florida hospital.
ARRESTED: Gloria Williams, who allegedly kidnapped Kamiyah Mobley as a newborn baby from a Florida hospital. JACKSONVILLE SHERIFF'S OFFICE HA

Family's joy to be reunited with stolen girl

AN 18-year-old woman, stolen from a hospital just hours after she was born, has been reunited with her birth family, by video chat.

The woman she thought was her mother was charged with her kidnapping.

Kamiyah Mobley is in good health, but overwhelmed, police say.

Police arrested Gloria Williams, 51, in South Carolina, where Ms Mobley was raised about 300km from the hospital where she was born.

In Jacksonville, her birth family cried "tears of joy” after a detective told them their baby had been found.

"She looks just like her daddy,” her paternal grandmother, Velma Aiken of Jacksonville, told The Associated Press after they were able to see each other for the first time, on FaceTime.

"She act like she been talking to us all the time. She told us she'd be here soon to see us.”

Ms Mobley was only eight hours old when she was taken from her young mother by a woman posing as a nurse at University Medical Centre.


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