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(WALTERBORO, S.C.) — Eighteen years after she was kidnapped as a baby, Kamiyah Mobley has reunited with her biological parents, while the woman she believed to be her mother remains behind bars.

Authorities in Jacksonville, Florida, revealed Friday they had found Mobley in Walterboro, South Carolina, after a tip led authorities to Gloria Williams, 51, and DNA testing proved Mobley’s identity.

Mobley’s biological father Craig Aiken said on Saturday he was grateful he could reunite with his daughter.

“First meeting was beautiful, wonderful,” he said. “Couldn’t have gone no better.”

Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said Gloria Williams allegedly posed as a nurse at a Jacksonville hospital to kidnap Mobley eight hours after she was on born on July 10, 1998. She has raised Mobley as “Alexis Manigo” since she was abducted, according to police.

At Williams’ bond hearing on Friday, Mobley showed support for Williams, calling herself “her daughter, Alexis,” and told her she loved her and was “praying for her.”

Williams remains in Colleton County Jail in South Carolina without bond and is expected to be extradited to Jacksonville, which could take up to 20 days.

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