Carlina White, found after more than 20 years missing
More than two decades back, a newborn sick with fever was snatched from a brand new York City hospital, her frantic mother returning for the emergency room to seek out an empty crib. On Wednesday, police said the baby – now a lady – has been identified.
Carlina White was just 19 days previous when she disappeared from Harlem Hospital on Aug. 4, 1987. Police searched for her kidnappers but never identified sufficient evidence to charge any suspects. Her mother, Joy White, always had a feeling that her baby was alive, her family members said.
On Jan. 4, a lady known as Nejdra Nance, who was raised in Bridgeport, Conn., and now lives in Atlanta, contacted White, sending along child photographs that looked almost identical to shots of Carlina posted on the missing children’s website. Nance advised White she thought she may possibly be her daughter.