More than two decades ago, a newborn sick with fever was snatched from a New York City hospital, her frantic mother returning to the emergency room to find an empty crib. On Wednesday, police said the baby - now a woman - has been found.
Carlina White was just 19 days old when she disappeared from Harlem Hospital on Aug. 4, 1987. Police searched for her kidnappers but never found enough evidence to charge any suspects. Her mother, Joy White, always had a feeling that her baby was alive, her family said.
On Jan. 4, a woman known as Nejdra Nance, who was raised in Bridgeport, Conn., and now lives in Atlanta, contacted White, sending along baby photos that looked nearly identical to shots of Carlina posted on a missing children's website. Nance told White she thought she may be her daughter, according to Houston Chronicle.
Miss White said she recognised her daughter instantly. 'I was screaming, I was so excited,' she said. 'As soon as I saw those pictures I said, "That's my daughter," I saw myself in her'.
Ms White was tested to see if she was Carlina's biological mother and Carl Tyson was swabbed to see if he was the missing woman's biological father.
DNA test results confirmed yesterday that they are related and have finally found their missing daughter, Daily Mail says.