Walterboro woman arrested in 1998 kidnapping | News | The Press and Standard

by | January 13, 2017 12:41 pm

Last Updated: January 13, 2017 at 1:16 pm

A 18-year-old Florida kidnapping brought Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office investigators to Walterboro this week.

Their visit resulted in the Friday arrest of Gloria Williams of North Lemacks Street on a kidnapping charge. And officials have started the process of reuniting a Jacksonville couple with the daughter they last saw when she was just hours old.

“We were happy to help the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office during this investigation, and we hope that with this discovery, the family will be reunited and finally have some sense of peace,” said Walterboro Police Chief Wade Marvin.

Marvin said the city police department was asked to assist in the investigation, since the suspect was living in the city limits. “We were asked to help with the suspect’s background, to try and locate her.”

“Right off the bat, they requested some documents. Right after that, they felt they had something,” Marvin said. As their investigation continued, he added, there was “one more piece of evidence, then one more piece of evidence.”

Although Marvin assigned his department’s investigators to assist, “they (Jacksonville law enforcement) did all the investigation,” Marvin explained. “We gave them office space, whatever they needed. They got their own arrest warrants, their own search warrants.” Those warrants were reviewed and signed by a Walterboro city judge.

Jacksonville and Walterboro officers arrived at the North Lemacks Street home Friday at 5 a.m. to serve the search warrant. Williams was taken into custody and is being held locally.

Five hours after the warrant was served, a crime scene van from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office was still parked in the yard, and officers were still inside the residence.

Jacksonville law enforcement officials announced finding the missing child and arrest of the woman who allegedly took her during a press conference at noon today.

The missing female’s parents were informed of the discovery late Friday morning.

Williams has been the only one arrested in connection with the kidnapping. The family has three children, officials have determined that Williams is the biological mother of the two younger children in the household.

Reportedly Williams had miscarried approximately a week before she got in her car and began driving.

She allegedly traveled to Jacksonville, walked into what was then called University Medical Center. In the intervening years, it had been renamed UF Health-Jacksonville.

Williams allegedly put on a nurse’s uniform and walked into the hospital room of Shanara Mobley, the mother, and told her that her 8-hour-old child, who had been named Kamiyah, had a fever and needed to be examined.

She then reportedly walked out of the hospital with the baby and disappeared.

Investigators called to investigate the kidnapping, only had a poor quality video from the hospital security system that showed the kidnapper leaving the hospital with the child. There were no photos taken of Kamiyah during her short time at the hospital.

The investigators were able to work with the family and hospital personnel to come up with a sketch of the suspect.

In the first year of Kamiyah’s abduction, which received national attention, investigators worked over 2,000 leads and a reward for information reached a quarter of a million dollars.

 

comments » 17

  1. Comment by charlene

    January 13, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    wow

  2. Comment by audrey

    January 13, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    sad

  3. Comment by rosa brown

    January 13, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    WOW. THEY SEEN LIKE THAT WAS NOT IMPORTANT, 20 YEARS

  4. Comment by Melissa hiers steedley

    January 13, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    I’m in shock…I have known this woman since 2000…..she is the sweetest person. I’ve watched lexie grow up…. I can’t believe this!

  5. Comment by Katrina Green

    January 13, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    I worked with this lady for 2 1/2 years , she was the Nice’s sweetest person you could ever meet , my heart goes out to both families.

  6. Comment by Cheryl

    January 14, 2017 at 12:05 am

    Wow how did the police department know this was the lady that kin aped the baby. Did someone turn her name to them

  7. Comment by Lisa

    January 14, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Something ain’t adding up…randomly picked Florida to kidnap a baby all the way from Walterboro….Somebody knows something, truth please! Not fair to this child, praying for peace and forgiveness…

  8. Comment by daisah

    January 15, 2017 at 6:10 am

    not everyone w miscarriage kidnaps a baby. she may have “seemed” like nice lady but was living w lie, fooled everyone in community at work etc & lied to this girl for 18 yrs. thank god she took care of her that the girl is alivebut bottom line, you can’t steal another mothers child, and get off..just bc you seemed nice..it’s a felony.natural girl defending only woman she knew as her mother but at 18 hard to expect she has ability to understand the gravity of this crime. she’ll be getting life…prayers for this girl, hope she and her birth family can heal too

  9. Comment by sherman

    January 15, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    wow. the girl lied to by this woman & now the two other children losing their mother too as she faces life behind bars. messed up those 3 kids and the poor family she stole from with her crime.

  10. Comment by Carol Peters

    January 16, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Right is right and wrong is wrong I don’t care how sweet a woman she was or is or will be I believe she should pay for her crime and the now found stolen daughter needs therapy

  11. Comment by Latisha Thompson

    January 16, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Gloria Williams was extremely wrong but the sad part is Kamiya aka Alexis will always love & defend her. We all knows ain’t like having a mother that love & takes care of you like she suppose to & that’s the only mother she knows. I also feels bad for her biological parents because they lost yrs. Of this young lady life.

  12. Comment by Nph

    January 17, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    I feel so sorry for the victims. How could a person be so selfish and commit a horrible crime like this and walk away like nothing happened? How does a person sleep at night with something this heavy on their heart? Women hurt the child, the real family and eventually themselves to try to satisfy and hold on to a man whom they will probably never be with anyway. Sad.

  13. Comment by Brown

    January 17, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    mentally, emotionally, and spiritually disturbing.. This is lifetime movie activity..it is so wrong, she kidnapped her , I mean the pain of the mother and father.. My God even friends and family on both ends it is hurtful..This is an emotional mess full of confusion that only God can fix. All things work together for the good of those who love the Lord and are called unto His purpose. I;m glad she was safe and taken well care of, but I want to know the motive. Kamiya love that woman and she has every right to from a natural stand point,because she raised her, but it is so not fair that she has to have mixed emotions. She say her mother is no felon..but by law she is.She would have to imagine having a child aand this happening to her to understand, but something is not right..more truth will come out..it is kind of weird though she was in church praising God and had these people child..she may have had a mental issue..i dont know i definitely cant be the judge

  14. Comment by Courtney

    January 18, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    I feel sorry for both of the women and the children. I pray they dnt give her life..she didn’t abuse the little girl only loved her as her own..I’m not saying its right to take a child but I will b praying for every one of them.lord have mercy

  15. Comment by Cherlyn Douglas

    January 21, 2017 at 2:35 am

    This is all a shock to me. I grew up with Gloria (Quita) in the projects in New York. I would have never thought she was capable of this

  16. Comment by Dee

    February 10, 2017 at 7:33 am

    If you commit a crime, obviously you should pay for it. One person is no different than any other. Yes, she may have lived a lie, but we are all sinners. She probably suffered terribly when she had that miscarriage and it caused her to commit a crime. It’s not unbelievable that she has lived a good life and is never broken the law since…However, she did break the law. I really feel sorry for the kidnapped child, because she loves that woman as her mother. If any of you right now, at any age, found out that you were kidnapped… wouldn’t you still love your mother, the kidnapper? This is a really sad story all the way around… that poor child has to deal with losing her “mother “and getting to know a new family… I feel sorry for her most of all. Of course I feel sorry for the natural mother, but the kidnapped child has to be so troubled and confused And plain stunned! This will be something she has to live with for the rest of her life.

    The courts will do their part and hopefully she’s a follower of Jesus Christ and she will be forgiven by Him.

    God bless all,
    Dee

  17. Comment by Dee

    February 10, 2017 at 7:38 am

    Brown,

    I just noticed your post and you said it better than I did… Yes, we should all pray for everyone involved. A crime is a crime, but this one is a big mess filled with loss, love and confusion.

    Dee

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