Sheriff: Kidnapped victim found after 18 years
A kidnapping victim has been found, 18 years after she was abducted.
According to the Jacksonville, Fla. Sheriff's Office, Kamiyah Mobley was found in good health, and her alleged abductor, 51-year-old Gloria Williams was arrested Friday morning at her Walterboro, S.C. home.
DNA confirmed Mobley was in fact the child taken from her mother's room at University Medical Center on July 10, 1998.
The sheriff's office said more than 2500 tips were followed up on, but one sent in last year ended up breaking the case.
"Even when a case is deemed 'cold,' we're always looking for new information," Sheriff Mike Williams said.
"This is what we strive for - justice for our victims, no matter how long it takes."
Officials said it will be up to the victim as to how she will make contact with her blood relatives as she is 18.
The sheriff's office did not release the name she was living under with fake documents. She was found in "good health," but there were no further details about her upbringing.
The victim had an inclination about the allegations as investigators approached her for interviews and DNA testing, according to the sheriff.
Williams is accused of pretending to be a nurse to take Mobley.
Investigators said it was unclear whether Williams had any ties to the Jacksonville area.