Carlina White today. Inset: White as an infant in 1987.
New York– A 23-year-old woman who was snatched from a New York City hospital as a 3-week-old infant has been reunited with her parents after tracking down baby pictures of herself on a missing children’s website.
Allen said Carlina Renae White “called us [and] she said things aren’t the way I think they should be,” Allen said. “We … followed the information she gave us, put together the facts with the NYPD and today she has been reunited with her mom and her dad.”
The woman’s mother is ecstatic.
Carl Tyson and Joy White in 1987.
“”It’s a wonderful feeling. Now I can sleep,” Joy White told the New York Post after meeting her grown-up daughter over the weekend. “I’ve been worried for all these years. I never took her picture off my dresser. I never gave up looking for her.”
Carlina White was not yet a month old when she was kidnapped on Aug. 4, 1987. She had spiked a 104-degree fever, and her worried parents took her to Harlem Hospital, where she was admitted, the Post and the New York Daily News reported today.