Nejdra Nance is Carlina White: Kidnapped Baby Found 23 Years Later!

January 20, 2011

It would seem that a very cold case in New York has been solved. Turns out that Nejdra Nance is Carlina White, a kidnapped baby who has been found 23 years later! This is quite the story my friends so keep reading to learn more, I would recommend grabbing a tissue this is a tearjerker especially when you watch the video.

Carlina White

She grew up as Nejdra Nance but she is really Carlina White who was kidnapped from a New York hospital 23 years ago. Thanks to some detective work on her part, Carlina discovered her true identity and was recently reunited with her birth parents.

The long awaited family reunion occurred after a really crazy and bizarre chain of events led them back together. It all began on the night of August 4, 1987 when new mom Joy White took her 19 day old sick baby to a Harlem hospital. The unimaginable happened when someone posing as a nurse took little Carlina and literally disappeared into thin air with her.

Growing up in Bridgeport Connecticut, known as Nejdra, as a teenager White began to sense that she might not be the daughter of Cassandra Pettway, the woman who raised her. Eventually Pettway admitted she was not in fact Carlina’s biological mother. From that point on White began searching for her biological parents via the web. Last month she caught a break that broke the case wide open when she contacted the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. They found some possible matches and DNA tests confirmed she was the missing infant from all those years ago.

Although the events sound like something right out of a made for TV movie they are not. Nope this is the story of Nejdra Nance, who is Carlina White a kidnapped baby found 23 years later as an adult! While you and I marvel at this amazing story, Carlina, who now lives in Atlanta with her 5 year old daughter, begins the process of getting to know the family she missed out on for so many years. Joy and Carlina’s father Carl Tyson for their part are overjoyed to have their child back. However they still harbor anger toward the woman who took their daughter that fateful night and rightfully so I might add. As for what will happen to the woman who took baby Carlina that remains to be seen, as well as if it was in fact Cassandra Pettway who took her. That being said this is truly an amazing story with a very happy ending for Joy, Carl and Carlina and that is what matters at this time.

5 Responses to “Nejdra Nance is Carlina White: Kidnapped Baby Found 23 Years Later!”

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    Sandy Says:

    Unbelievable! Incredible insticts! Amazing story.

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    Sarah Says:

    I couldn’t believe when I heard this story.

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    Jen Says:

    this is just insane, what a miracle.

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    Robbyn Says:

    The United states is quite stupid if they had a general dna datebase where people can go and check themselves for genetics a lot of these puzzles would be solved, what the hell are they waiting for to get a dna database it is just quite dumb

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    Miriam Says:

    So glad for her and her family