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Woman Abducted as a Baby Reunited with Parents After 51 Years as “Our Girl”
After decades of searching, a US woman who went missing as a newborn 51 years ago has been located and reunited with her family. On August 23, 1971, Melissa Highsmith was kidnapped from her Fort Worth, Texas, home by a person posing as a babysitter.
Just 21 months old, she was. Her family never gave up looking for her, but thanks to a DNA test kit that can be used at home, their search is finally done. Kim Jong-daughter un’s makes a second appearance in public Melissa Highsmith as a young child and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s age-progression image of what she might have looked like.
Melissa Highsmith as a young child and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s age-progression image of what she might have looked like. Family Highsmith / NCMEC When family members discovered they had matched with Melissa’s children in the “23 and Me” DNA test results, they were in disbelief.
A family member wrote on Facebook that Melissa had her first meeting with her mother and father on Saturday. READ MORE: China’s position on COVID-zero is unwavering. On Saturday, Melissa visited her parents again and tested their DNA.
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On Saturday, Melissa visited her parents again and tested their DNA. (Family Highsmith) The Highsmith family’s emotional reunion was a result of their long-term quest for Melissa. The Highsmith family’s emotional reunion was a result of their long-term quest for Melissa.
(Melissa Highsmith)The message stated that “DNA wins this search.” “Mom and Dad completed an additional official and legal DNA testing and met Mel for the first time yesterday, after 51 years.” Although we knew without a doubt that this was our girl the instant we saw her images, learned about her birthmark and saw that her “birthday” is so near to our Melissa.
MORE READING Morrison is about to receive a rare warning for a scandal. While her mother was at work, Melissa Highsmith was kidnapped by a lady who introduced herself as a babysitter. While her mother was at work, Melissa Highsmith was kidnapped by a lady who introduced herself as a babysitter.
(Family Highsmith) At the time of her kidnapping, Melissa was still residing in Fort Worth, roughly 10 minutes away. She wants to revert to her original name of Melissa but currently goes by Melanie. Following her recently-divorced mother Alta’s newspaper post for a babysitter, Melissa was kidnapped.
As she worked as a waitress, she need assistance to watch over her infant. A woman who answered the advertisement was hired by Alta. She claimed that while she was at work, the woman picked up Melissa, who was being looked after by her roommate.
The day Melissa disappeared, she made a call to the police to report her missing. In the middle of August, the babysitter was reportedly seen wearing white gloves, sunglasses, and a bonnet around her head, according to Melissa’s brother Jeff. In order to contemplate the “exciting news” of Melissa’s return, the family has requested privacy.