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Carlina White Reunites with Family

Bestselling Learn Guitar on Android! When Carlina White was just 19 days old, she was kidnapped from a New York City hospital.? This was in 1987.? The kidnapping sparked a city-wide and nationwide search for the infant, and her family was left in agony - not knowing what became of the child.? Now, more than 23 years later, news that Carlina White is alive and well - and she's been reunited with her biological parents. Carlina White's story begins in Harlem Hospital on August 4, 1987.? ABC News says Carlina's parents brought their 19-day-old daughter to the hospital's emergency room because she was running a fever.? That's where Carlina vanished.? ABC says Carlina's family indicated a "mystery woman" who'd been "hanging around the hospital for weeks disguised as a nurse" might be the person who took Carlina.? Despite a $10,000 reward offer for Carlina's safe return and countless hours of police work, Carlina was never found. Flash forward to 2011.? The ''New York Daily News'' says Carlina contacted her parents, Joy White and Carl Tyson, on January 4, to "let them know she was safe."? White told the ''Daily News'' she first became suspicious about her identity as a teenager. ABC News says Carlina White "took matters into her own hands" and eventually started searching the Internet for missing children, using her birth year to find a baby photo and composite picture from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.? ABC says she called the center's hotline in December 2010, telling them, "I don't know who I am."? A DNA test was performed, and it confirmed Carlina White's true identity. According to reports, Carlina White was brought to Connecticut as an infant, where she was raised under the alias Nejdra Nance by a woman the ''Daily News'' identifies as Cassandra Pettway.? Authorities are not saying if they think Pettway was the woman who abducted Carlina.? NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne is quoted by the ''Daily News'' as saying police don't have "enough probable cause to make an arrest" in the case. REFS
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