Family In Disbelief As Woman Is Found Safe 18 Years After Being Kidnapped

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Kamiya Mobley was just days old when she was abducted from her mother's hospital room.

A Florida woman who was kidnapped from the hospital just hours after her birth 18 years ago has been found safe  and the family who never stopped looking for her are overwhelmed with shock.

Baby Kamiyah Mobley was a newborn when she was taken from a Jacksonville hospital in 1998, but DNA tests have now proved that she is alive and well. According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, 51-year-old Gloria Williams dressed in a nurse's uniform and abducted Mobley from her mother's hospital room shortly after her birth, Yahoo reports.

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Police were able to locate Mobley through a series of tips submitted to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

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Mobley, now 18, was found in Walterboro, South Carolina, living under a different name that was established through fradulent documents subitted shortly after she was taken from her mother. The teen apparently began to get an inkling that she may be connected to the kidnapping in recent months. While details on whether or not Mobley will choose contact her bilogical family have not been revealed, her relatives are said to be "overwhelemed" with the news of her being found.

"This young woman was abducted as a newborn, and she is going to need time and assistance to process all this," Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said during a press conference. "She is taking it as well as you can imagine."

Williams was arrested on charges of kidnapping and interference with custody. She is reportedly scheduled to be extradited to Floriday and could serve life in prison for Mobley's abduction.

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