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A newborn baby who was kidnapped from the hospital 18 years ago has been found

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On July 10, 1998, a young woman posed as a healthcare worker and kidnapped a newborn baby from University of Florida Health-Jacksonville hospital. 

In the years since the kidnapping, more than 2,500 tips would be submitted relating to the case, but, despite a full-throttle investigation, the baby--Kamiyah Mobley--wouldn't be found until January 2017.

The kidnapper has been identified as Gloria Williams, 51, who has been arrested and charged with kidnapping and interfering with custody, according to WTLV.

Following the abduction, the story was carried on the front page of the Times-Union.

"It is as complicated an investigation as you can imagine," Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said. "No other people are suspects in the case now."

Authorities said that they have met with the girl's biological family, but, as a legal adult, Mobley will determine when and whether she will meet them.


At the time of the abduction, nurses at the hospital thought that the kidnapper was a member of the Mobley family because they saw the suspect interacting with the family.

Surveillance would prove too grainy to ultimately identify the kidnapper. A broken camera in the nursery brought the case to a standstill. 

The case eventually made its way on 'America's Most Wanted' with a $250,000 reward.

No other photos of Kamiyah exists except one of her taken as a newborn. 

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