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Search for Ann Pettway, Suspect in Carlina White Kidnapping

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Ann Pettway, suspected of abducting sick baby 23 years ago.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is searching for the woman who authorities think may have been involved in the abduction of Carlina White. White is the 23-year-old who was recently reunited with her biological family after she was taken from a New York hospital when she was only 19 days old.

A search is underway for Ann Pettway in connection with White’s abduction. Pettway, who raised White, is currently on parole in North Carolina for embezzlement.

The story of White, who was raised with the name Nedjra Nance is tragic. She had been taken to Harlem Hospital as a newborn when she developed a high fever. Her parents had gone home to get some rest and left the baby to recover at the hospital. When they returned, she was gone.

White had long thought that something about her life didn’t make sense and that, at the very least, she had been adopted. Her mother, Pettway couldn’t produce a birth certificate, which the girl had found suspicious.

Pettways relatives told the New York Daily News that their family often joked about the fact that she and Pettway looked nothing  alike. They had always suspected that she hadn’t given birth to the baby girl.

White was reunited recently with her mother and father and her father’s family.

Photo: Wake County City via New York Daily News

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