Carlina White who was snatched from Harlem Hospital in 1987 when she was 19-days-old was reunited with her biological mother after she discovered baby pictures of herself on a missing children’s website and contacted the New York Police Department, the New York Post reported Wednesday.
Carlina was raised Njedra Nance, the battered and neglected daughter of a drug addict. She had suspicions growing up that she was not biologically-related to the family that raised her in Bridgeport, Connecticut, just a train ride away from her real family in nearby New York City. Her suspicions grew when she turned sixteen and lacked any of the documentation — ie: a birth certificate — that she would need to obtain a driver’s license
The city offered a $10,000 reward and questioned a Baltimore woman who had been spotted at the hospital, but no arrests were made.
In 1992, White and Carlina’s father, Carl Tyson, obtained a $750,000 settlement in their lawsuit against Harlem Hospital.
The kidnappers could face federal prosecution, since there is no statute of limitations for the kidnapping of a child under the age of 18 as long as that child remains alive. They have not been identified.