South Carolina

'Momma' charged with stealing teenage daughter at birth

  • This composite image made available by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office in Jacksonville, Fla., shows a photo of Kamiyah Mobley, an infant baby girl who was kidnapped by a woman, seen in separate sketches first provided by police in 1998 during the initial search. On Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, Gloria Williams, of Walterboro, S.C., was charged with kidnapping the infant 18 years ago from a hospital in Florida, and interference with custody. (Jacksonville Sheriff's Office via AP)

    This composite image made available by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office in Jacksonville, Fla., shows a photo of Kamiyah Mobley, an infant baby girl who was kidnapped by a woman, seen in separate sketches first provided by police in 1998 during the initial search. On Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, Gloria Williams, of Walterboro, S.C., was charged with kidnapping the infant 18 years ago from a hospital in Florida, and interference with custody. (Jacksonville Sheriff's Office via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 arrest photo made available by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office via the Colleton County Sheriff's Office shows Gloria Williams, under arrest in Walterboro, SC. Williams is a suspect in the kidnapping of a baby girl in Jacksonville, Fla., 18 years ago. (Jacksonville Sheriff's Office via Colleton Sheriff's Office via AP)

    This Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 arrest photo made available by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office via the Colleton County Sheriff's Office shows Gloria Williams, under arrest in Walterboro, SC. Williams is a suspect in the kidnapping of a baby girl in Jacksonville, Fla., 18 years ago. (Jacksonville Sheriff's Office via Colleton Sheriff's Office via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 photo, shows the exterior of a home in Walterboro, S.C. where Gloria Williams lived for years with a girl that authorities say was kidnapped as an infant 18 years ago from a hospital in Florida. Williams was arrested and charged with kidnapping and interference with custody. (AP Photo/Russ Bynum)

    This Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 photo, shows the exterior of a home in Walterboro, S.C. where Gloria Williams lived for years with a girl that authorities say was kidnapped as an infant 18 years ago from a hospital in Florida. Williams was arrested and charged with kidnapping and interference with custody. (AP Photo/Russ Bynum)  (The Associated Press)

Neighbors knew them as a church-going mother and her polite teenage daughter before police swarmed their home in a small, quiet city in South Carolina.

Gloria Williams was arrested on kidnapping charges. Then came the real shocker: Police identified the victim as the 18-year-old woman Williams had raised as her daughter. Investigators said DNA analysis proved she had been stolen as an infant from a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida.

Now the woman who grew up as Alexis Manigo has learned she was born Kamiyah Mobley.

Tesha Stephens, a cousin of Willams', was at the family's home in Walterboro late Friday. She says the woman she knows as Alexis is doing OK, but "she's probably going to have to take this day-by-day."